Girls in Engineering

February 24th through May 8th is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day “10 for 10” Anniversary

In honor of this 10-year anniversary, here are the top six reasons why you should be an engineer:
  1. If you like it, it'll be lots of fun! You'll probably be spending eight hours or more a day, five days a week, at your job. Engineering can provide a sense of satisfaction.
  2. There are so many different types of engineering and so many careers associated with engineering that you'll be guaranteed to use the skills you learn from an engineering major.
  3. Money! Engineering graduates receive the highest starting salary of any discipline. Mechanical engineers can earn over $90,000 a year. Software engineers can earn over $120,000 a year.
  4. You can change the world. Maybe you want to stop global warming. Maybe you want to land robots on Pluto. Engineers do it all.
  5. It's intellectually challenging! If you like to question, explore, invent, discover, and create, then engineering could be the ideal profession for you.
  6. People respect engineers. You'll gain self-confidence and prestige.

Try entering the EngineerGirl! Contest 2012

Contest Description:
Shopping at your local supermarket is a different experience today than it was even 50 years ago. Today the food we eat comes from around the world and is often already prepared in a wonderful variety of ways. Engineers are actively involved in every step of the process—they design the specialized machines used to plant and harvest crops and develop unique manufacturing processes to prepare, package, and transport foods in safe and secure ways. EngineerGirl! Food Engineering Essay Contest

Consider these popular foods:
  • Applesauce
  • Ice cream
  • Peanut butter
  • Potato chips
  • Sandwich bread
  • Spaghetti sauce
Grades 3-5: (No more than 500 words)
Choose one of the foods from the list and explain how it is produced, from the planting and harvesting of raw material to being ready to eat. Describe how engineers are involved in different steps of the process.

Grades 6-8: (No more than 750 words)
Choose one of the foods from the list and explain how it is produced, from the planting and harvesting of raw material to being ready to eat. Choose a technology critical to one or more steps in the process and explain how it works. Describe how different types of engineers (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) might have contributed to the design of the technology as well as key elements of that design.

Grades 9-12: (No more than 1500 words)
Choose one of the foods from the list and explain how it is produced, from the planting and harvesting of raw material to being ready to eat. Choose a technology critical to one or more steps in that process and explain how it works. Describe how different types of engineers (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) might have contributed to the design of the technology as well as key elements of that design. Talk about what engineers are currently doing to improve this technology. Be sure to include your references.

For more information on the EngineerGirl! Contest 2012, click here!

Past Events

US FIRST Girls
Our team has helped out with this organization by hosting the US FIRST Girls section at the Silicon Valley Regional in 2010. We helped out by making US FIRST Girls buttons and promoting the organization to others in our pit area.

Google Speaker
Our team hosted a employee from Google to talk about engineering in google where many of the female students in our high school came to listen.

Technovation
MVRT demoed at the girls only engineering camp to demonstrate the different sides to engineering and inspire. This took off and we are currently in partnership with them by supporting their organization and by inviting them to utilize our facilities for meetings.
Upcoming Events:

Engineering Trainings

(10/28/2014) Engineering Trainings

Engineering Trainings

(10/30/2014) Engineering Trainings

Engineering Trainings

(11/4/2014) Engineering Trainings


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