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Event: Engineering for Girls. San Diego, August 7, 2010

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Middle school girls are invited to experience the creativity and innovation of engineering and technology with fun hands-on activities at the University of San Diego, CA, on August 7, 2010. Come meet women engineers, scientist, and technologist and hear first-hand about their exciting careers. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: August 2, 2010.

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Event: Girls Discover Engineering, Columbus OH. October 16, 2010

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At COSI’s Girls Discover…Engineering! program on Saturday, October 16, 2010 , girls will meet mentors from the Ohio State University’s Women in Engineering program; solve a Design Challenge; and take part in hands-on workshops led by women engineers. It’s day of teamwork that can lead to a lifetime of inspiration. Location: COSI, 333 West Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215. Eligibility: Girls in grades 6-8. Cost: $40.

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Open House: Plasma Physics Day, Princeton, NJ. May 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will host an Open House on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LCome to the hottest place in New Jerseyand find out about fusion energy — the process that powers the sun and other stars. Location: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, James Forrestal Campus, Plainsboro, New Jersey. Cost: Free. Photo IDs required of visitors 18 and older.

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Event: Robot Fest, Nat’l Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD. April 24, 2010.

RobotFest is a free, one-day event that promotes creativity, technology, engineering and the sciences. Held at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland, April 24, 2010, 10am-3pm, RobotFest invites students of all ages and those with the unquenchable urge to create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics and mechanical parts of metal and plastic.

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Event: Johns Hopkins Robo-Challenge, April 17, 2010

The JHU Robo-Challenge is a day long competition, April 17, 2010, in which high school and middle school teams compete in five robotics challenges. The day also features speakers on robotics, tours of the Hopkins campus and the robotics buildings, and lots of prizes. Team registration is closed, but the public is invited to join in the fun.

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Event: NanoDays at Smithsonian’s Spark!Lab, March 27 – April 3, 2010

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The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center joins NISENET to present NanoDays 2010, Mar 27, – Apr 03, a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future.

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Event: Engineering at U. Washington, April 23 and 24


Engineering Discovery Days, April 23 and 24, continues the tradition of sharing the work of the College of Engineering, U. Washington, with students, teachers and families. While both days are free and open to all, each day has a primary focus. Registration is required for groups of 10 or more and for groups arriving in buses.

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Event: Women and Space. Washington, DC. March 13, 2010

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Women in Aviation & Space, held at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, outside Washington, DC, Saturday, March 13, highlights the many achievements of women in science, technology, and aerospace. Visitors will learn about the accomplishments of Amelia Earhart , the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), astronaut Sally Ride, and women who are currently contributing to aviation, science, technology, and space exploration. Also, participate in book signings, story time, and fun and educational hands-on activities throughout the Museum. Admission: Free, Parking $15

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Event: Intel Science Finalists Display, Wash., DC. March 14, 2010

viewEveryone is invited to join the forty 2010 Intel Science Talent Search finalists, who will display and present their research at the National Academy of Sciences, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 1 – 4 pm, at the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, D.C. The display is intended to be a motivating experience for students, their teachers, parents, and the public.

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