On Thursday, February 22, 2018, students, parents, teachers, STEAM professionals and Roebling Museum staff and volunteers spent a day sharing and exploring the incredible and diverse world of STEM/STEAM. Our annual celebration of National Engineers Week added a unique day of learning and fun this year – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! (IaGtED)
In the morning, children ages 3-7 explored author Andrea Beaty’s popular children’s book series that includes Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Iggy Peck, Architect. They also made their own “flying machines” and airplanes, for a hands-on exploration of engineering and design techniques and concepts.
Later that day, thanks in great part to Parsons Company Civil Engineer, bridge builder and Roebling Museum supporter, Nicole Melendez, we welcomed high school students from York, PA ,as well as home-school tweens and teens, for an afternoon of hands-on engineering/STEAM labs and learning, and a chance to meet and talk with STEAM professionals.
It was a refreshing and candid day, including lunch, and conversations about how to encourage and mentor more youth, especially underrepresented girls, in the pursuit of science, technology, engineering, architecture and mathematics.
Come and visit the historic site, Museum and village named for the family of the world’s first known female field engineer – Emily Warren Roebling – who worked tirelessly to help her husband build the iconic and majestic Brooklyn Bridge. Help us encourage, engage and interest more girls in the wide world of “engineering”.
Contact Caren Cronin, Roebling Museum’s Volunteer, Program & Visitor Experience Manager for more information or to book your group for an IaGtED! Call 609-499-7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Help more young women explore STEM/STEAM and shout the I am Gifted (IaGtED)!