Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a university-based outreach program operating in eight states. MESA strives to provide an opportunity for ethnic minority, low income, and first generation college-bound students to explore college majors and career interests with a group of peers interested in attending college.
The Homeschool Science Program (HSP) presents free materials science workshops, at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, on select Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. November 2010 through March 2011 for children ages 6-13 and their adult guardians. The workshops are hands-on and encourage students to explore how materials interact with each other. Upcoming workshops: November 9, 2010, Bridge Building; December 14, 2010, Sounds of Science. Sign up early to secure a space.
The Mother Daughter TEA (Technology Engineering Aptitude) events are 1-day professional development workshops to train participants in holding their own Mother/Daughter TEAs. Facilitated by Celeste Baine of Engineering Education Service Center. 2010-11 Dates and Locations: March 4, 2011 in Joplin, MO; April 2, 2011 in Boston, MA. Costs begin at $999; check Website for details.
National Lab Day, a new nationwide initiative “encouraging young people to be makers of things, not just consumers of things”, will be coming to you in May 2010, says President Obama. Look out for engineering students and professionals visiting your schools next year – it should mean another opportunity to get your hands dirty and participate in fun science-related activities!
Girls Inc., DC invites middle school girls from the DC metro area to come meet 8 successful women in diverse Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers from a variety of organizations in the DC metro area. Girls will meet with the women in small groups (2-4) and get a chance to ask questions about their careers, their paths, and their lives.