Girls Rock-It Day at ERAU
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.
Spring 2018 at ERAU
9:30- 12:00 Breakout Sessions
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
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