Girls Rock-It

Girls Rock-It Day at ERAU

Molly DivineSubmitted by Molly Divine

Our Prescott branch will be joining efforts with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this spring in presenting two STEM programs for girls entitled Girls Rock-It Day, on the Embry-Riddle campus in Prescott.

The first program, will be on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8:30 to 3:30, and will be geared toward middle school age girls. The second program will be on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8:30 to 3:30, and will be geared toward high school age girls. Both days will feature the same workshops, but structured toward the target age.

There will be breakout sessions with individual workshops in the fields of Aviation, Engineering, Global Interest, and Physical Sciences. These workshops will be conducted by instructors from Embry-Riddle. Our branch is working with ERAU to provide a keynote speaker for each of the two sessions.

Eight volunteers from our branch are needed for each day. It will assist with  sign-in, directing students to the different venues, and completing the evaluations at the end of the day. There will be no cost to either the students or AAUW volunteers.

This sounds like a fun and educational day which fits perfectly with our mission. I will be taking the names of members who would like to volunteer for these workshops.  If you are interested, please contact Molly Divine (e-mail preferred) and let her know which  day you would prefer. Volunteers will be assigned on a first come, first assigned basis. 

Girls Rock-It Day Schedule

Spring 2018 at ERAU

8:30-9:00                     Check-in

9:00-9:30                     Welcome

9:30- 12:00                  Breakout Sessions

            Aviation:     

                        9:30-10:30       Air Traffic Control Lab

                        10:30-11:30     Crash Lab

                        11:30-12:00     Meteorology Lab

            Engineering: Intro to a variety of disciplines AE, ME, CE, EE, SE

                        9:30-10:00       Space Systems Lab ‘Astronaut’ Activity

                        10:00-10:30     Propulsion and Wind Tunnel Labs

                        10:30-11:15     Robotics Labs

                        11:15-12:00     Digital Circuits Lab or MATLAB Intro

            Global Interest

                         9:30-10:45       Mini “War Games” Actvity

                        10:45-12:00     Mini Crime Scene

            Physical Sciences: Introduction to physics, chemistry and biology.

                         9:30-10:15       Wildlife Workshop

                        10:15-11:15     Chemistry experiments and demos

                        11:15-12:00     Physics experiments and demos

12:00-12:30     Lunch and AAUW Speaker

12:30-1:30       Build and fly planes (or rockets) for half of the group or planetarium and speaker for the other half of the group.

1:30 -2:30        Groups swap activity

2:30                 Program Evaluation and Departure