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.

Email: evelyncook@mymail.mines.edu

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

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Friedhoff Hall in Green Center 

Quotes from Post-Event Parent Survey:

“My Girl Scout was happy to share her experience to all who would listen.  She enjoyed all the stations and learned about radio waves, statistics and how she counted and made a graph, about designing and creating the container for the egg drop and filtration system.  She really understood each station’s concept.”

“She learned there is a much wider range of different types of engineering activities and fields than she realized :)”

“She came home and we started making paper airplanes. She was inspired! It was really great and loved seeing her excited about STEM activities. “

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