Girl Scout Engineering Day

Meet the GSED Director!

Meet the GSED Director!

Evelyn Cook is the Girl Scout Engineering Day Director, and she is a junior in mechanical engineering. She is incredibly excited about her role and the impact she can make inspiring young girls about STEM.


Every year, SWE hosts Girl Scout Engineering Day, a half-day outreach event for Girl Scouts Juniors where participants are exposed to different areas of STEM. This year’s theme is “Waving Hello to STEM.” The world is in a sense “swarming” with waves as they come from the sun, your house, and underground. Engineers use waves to build safe, efficient, and specific infrastructure. Without waves energy could not do anything, waves are a defining feature of this universe, so it is important engineers understand every wave and every aspect of them. The Girl Scouts will learn all about waves, tidal waves, sound waves, light waves, and seismic waves through fun hands on activities. 

Girl Scout Engineering Day prepares participants to:

  • Define introductory science, engineering, and mathematics concepts
  • Demonstrate their interest in STEM with continued active engagement in STEM-type classes, and extracurricular activities
  • Apply their learning to future hands-on experiences to complete the Girl Scout STEM badge

Click here to check out GSED in the news!

Click here to check out the activities from the virtual GSED in 2020!

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Friedhoff Hall in Green Center 

Quotes from Post-Event Parent Survey:

Thank you so much for the fun day today! It was so great to see the girls excited about learning about STEM. It was also inspiring seeing all the young, talented, women pursuing careers in STEM. Thanks so much for your time and effort in making this great learning experience for the girls! I love that SWE exists!”

“Thank you so much for organizing a wonderful STEM event for the Girl Scouts! My daughter had a great time and discussed several activities afterwards.  She also reiterated her desire to learn more coding. Now if she can combine coding, with her love of dragons, she will be well on her way to a dream career.”

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