Engineering Your Tomorrow
Annual Engineering Your Tomorrow event inspires girls in grades 6th-8th to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
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What is the Engineering Your Tomorrow (EYT) event about?
This event, sponsored by DuPont, Girls, Inc and the Girls Scouts, has been going on in New Castle for 29 years. The Delaware Foundation for Science and Math Education, Mountaire Farms, Delaware Technical and Community College along with the Sussex County STEM Alliance helped to bring the first EYT event to Sussex County last April.
The event is for girls in grades 6th-8th and their parents. When the girls arrive, they are split into 8 groups. Each group is paired with a guide who is usually in a STEM career/ industry. The girls participate in hands-on engineering and science activities throughout the day. The parents attend a panel discussion with some of Delaware’s top engineers and STEM related career people. Discussions are held on the importance of supporting their girls’ interests toward STEM and how to select the correct coursework.
Why is this important?
The number of females seeking STEM careers is far below the number of males, as is the actual female numbers in STEM jobs. Even though last year’s numbers increased ever so slightly, we are still far behind when the future is telling us that over 80% of jobs will be STEM related.
Become a volunteer at the upcoming event!
Become a Guide
Guides keep the girls on schedule and share their own STEM career experiences, help in rooms too.
- lead the girls to their activities throughout the day,
- assist in helping the activity leaders with the passing out of materials etc.,
- keep their girls together and on schedule,
- have a follow up discussion about the activity
Become a STEM Activity Leader
The lead activity person needs extra hands in helping with passing and collecting materials, guiding explorations, and even sharing your own STEM career experiences.
Assist with Parent Panel and/or Activity Helper
8AM – NOON
Parent panel and/or parent activity helper – these volunteers sit round table with other volunteers and parents to discuss their STEM CAREER insights and encourage parents to support their daughters, to discuss the fun they have in their STEM experiences and how to get in a college and what paths are available.
Setting up Displays
8AM – NOON
Displays are set up around the lunch area to expose the girls to new STEM Technologies, career opportunities, or even a quick activity.- Past displays have been robots, math map fun, saving a tree from diseases through Velcro balls sticking on a giant tree model, drone flying, and the GREAT STEM Emporium!
Become a STEM Activity Helper
The lead activity person needs extra hands in helping with passing and collecting materials, guiding explorations, and even sharing your own STEM career experiences. ALL DAY