Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one-day conference at Cornell University, April 16, 2011, to encourage middle school girls to pursue careers in science and math. Girls participate in workshops organized by Cornell students and faculty with hands-on activities, meeting female scientist role models and gaining awareness of opportunities in math and science-related careers.
Baltimore’s Maryland Science Center invites everyone to join Harry Potter Day, November 20, 2010. The screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in the IMAX theater, will be accompanied by day filled with activities for kids of all ages, from the creation of chemical potions, to a hunt for horcruxes, and mapping of the stars. Cost: Free with paid admission and for members.
The Cornell Science Sampler Series (CSSS), takes place Sat., Nov. 6, at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, offering elementary and middle school teachers several free professional development workshops. The CSSS is a collaboration between several of the outreach offices of Cornell’s research centers and departments to provide teacher professional development in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
Imagine making your own slime, talking turkey, driving a championship robot, becoming a TV meteorologist, or traveling through a virtual representation of outer space. These are just a few of the many activities planned for the 25th Annual S.E.E.D. – Science Education Enrichment Day at the University of South Carolina, October 16, 2010
The USA Science and Engineering Festival presents its celebratory opening event: more than two hundred young people and adults celebrating science in song. Date: October 10, 2010, 5-7 p.m. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Cost:Free; please reserve tickets.
Girl Scout Engineering Saturday (GSES) is a program for local Girl Scout troops in Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area. Cadettes and Seniors (grades 6-12) engage in fun, hands-on activities and earn the Building a Better Future Project patch. Join the program October 9, 2010, or again in February.
The Society of Women Engineers, Pittsburgh is sponsoring Wow! That’s Engineering!® on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University, for girls in 6th through 8th Grade and their parents and educators. Join to experience the creativity and innovation of engineering and technology with fun hands‐on activities. Participants will also hear from and network with engineers, engineering students, university faculty, and STEM experts.
Engineering Saturdays at the University of Texas, Arlington is an outreach program that showcases hands-on engineering fun and provides flexibility for a family with different ages to all find interesting things to do. Students in grades 2-12 are invited to join on: Sept. 18; Nov. 20; Apr. 16, 2011.
Des Plaines Public Library will sponsor a day of engineering exploration for children in grades 3-8, Sat., Oct. 16, 2010, with interactive displays and fun, educational presentations designed to enhance interest in engineering, math, and science. Engineers Bob Johnson, Chas Hague, and others will introduce budding young engineers to the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois exhibit. Cost: Free.