Special to the Herald
SAVANNAH – The Society of Women Engineers’ Girls Engineer It Day is scheduled for Feb. 10 at Woodville Tompkins Institute, 151 Coach Joe Turner St., Savannah. Cost is $10 per student and includes all supplies and a commemorative t-shirt.
The local chapter SWE is making this annual event a fun experience for 300 Coastal Empire elementary, middle, and high school students. The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities are designed to encourage involvement and create excitement about engineering.
This event facilitates collaboration between students in grades 4-12, STEM professionals, and teachers. Students participate in multiple hands-on projects designed to challenge their creativity, promote teamwork, and introduce them to the wonderful world of engineering. While Girls Engineer It Day is aimed at girls, boys are encouraged to attend. Students will participate in separate tracks of two to three classes lasting one hour each.
This event also features an expo and a free adult STEM learning track. Local companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and schools showcase their organizations to students and their parents at the expo. In the adult track, parents learn about engineering fields and complete a hands-on STEM activity. Parents can share the activity with their students and use it as a fun teaching exercise at home. The adult track also includes a panel Q&A session with local schools and Georgia universities about preparing students for their STEM education journey. This is an opportunity for parents to directly engage with major universities that might not otherwise be accessible.
To learn more about Girls Engineer It Day and to register, click on www.swe.org.