February 18, 2013
8:30 am-2:00 pm
Bossone Research Enterprise Center (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets)
More than 100 ninth and 10th grade students and Junior Girl Scouts will participate in a series of 50-minute interactive lessons and hands on demonstrations that will include the following:
- Introduction to Drexel’s formula hybrid car and environmentally friendly vehicles
- Basic technique of soldering and integration of arts with engineering
- Aerospace, flight and energy
- Sustainable water resources and water filtration
- Materials science overview and basics of circuitry
Schools can register a maximum of 15 female students that are in ninth and 10th grade. Participating schools are required to have a minimum of one chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones must be present and accompany the students for the duration of the event. See the event flier here.
If you have not already registered and would like to participate in the event or have questions, please contact Liana Nathan.
In conjunction with the event, Drexel University College of Engineering is hosting an optional essay contest for all participants. If your students would like to enter the contest please see the following information below. Please only have students who intend to attend this event and who have registered with their school submit essays.
In 500 words or less please answer one of the following questions below. All responses must be typed. Size/font/margins are not important considerations.
Does the US use enough sources of renewable energy? If so, explain why. If not, explain what more can be done to add more sources of alternative energy into the system?
Choose a pollutant and discuss what problems it causes to animals, plants and humans (if applicable) and possible ways to remove the pollutant or reduce the negative human or ecological effects.
Students must submit their essay via email directly to Alistar Erikson-Ludwig with the subject line of EWeek Essay2013_Lastname_Schoolname.
The deadline for essay submissions is Friday, February 8, 2013. Winners will be announced during lunch on Monday, February 18, 2013 and must be present to win their prize.
Additional Resources for STEM Education
Engineer Girl – Engineer Girl educates young women on the various opportunities that lie within engineering.
Techgirlz – Techgirlz focuses on bringing out the enjoyable side of technical employment for females.
Girl Develop It – Girl Develop teaches young girls about software development through affordable and accessible programs.
Association for Women in Science: Philadelphia – This group works increase the number of women entering STEM fields.
AAUW – American Association of University Women – The group supports girls in STEM fields by finding ways to attract and retain women enrollment.
Girls Inc. – Girls Inc. inspires young girls through various programs that crush several types of social barriers.
PBS – PBS looks to inspire the general population about advances in STEM fields through several television programs.
FASE – Female Alliance in Stem Excellence – FASE is group focused on finding collaborators to help in the promotion of women in STEM fields through active and inspirational opportunities.
Event Date: February 18, 2013
Location: Mitchell Auditorium (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets)
Faculty will square off in a battle of wits to answer freshmen engineering and general knowledge questions in a Jeopardy-style competition. The competition will be open to the public in Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets).
Event Date: February 22, 2013
Location: Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
As the capstone event for the week, the College of Engineering will honor 2013 Engineering Leader of the Year, Dr. Linda Abriola, dean of engineering at Tufts University and a Drexel alumna of civil engineering. Abriola will be honored for her outstanding leadership in Environmental Engineering, her commitment to the National Academy of Engineering and her contributions to engineering in an effort to improve today’s societal problems at the Rittenhouse Hotel in a dinner and ceremony.