Sussex County STEM Announces upcoming 2019 Engineering Your Tomorrow Event
The time has come to start planning the 2019 Engineering Your Tomorrow event to be held at DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE in Georgetown on SATURDAY, February 23, 2019!
Highlights from last year's Engineering Your Tomorrow Event
For those who are new in this email circuit, last year’s event was a tremendous success. With over 50 volunteers from Del Tech, Dupont, DelDOT, SecureNet, University of Delaware, Alarm Engineering, Trinity Logistics, Century Engineering, Mountaire Farms, Beebe Hospital, Delaware Foundation for Science and Math Education and the Sussex County STEM Alliance, the event ran smoothly and the girls and parents left excited and STEM ready.
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.
NOW THE GOOD STUFF…
We are calling on volunteers to help… get involved. You will have fun! Plus, we give you an event T shirt and feed you all day!
If you are interested in volunteering in your same capacity as last year or would like to try something new, please email the contact person below as soon as possible. Feel free to contact us with any questions. WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!
Guides for the girls……. Co Chair Nicki Robbins at
8- 10 Guides are needed to
- 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
Activity leader (2 to a room)….. Activities Chair Diane Calloway at
8-10 Activity leaders are needed to
- lead a given activity for 45 minutes, twice in the am and twice in the pm
- 2 activity leaders per activity, so you will not be alone.
- materials will be placed in rooms ( unless you have an outstanding activity with materials for 60 girls)
Parent Panel guests, food helpers, hall guides-am, doors-am, registration-am…. Cindy Isaacs at
- 3 door monitors 8:30 am to 10am
- 5 hall guides 8:30 to 10am
- 4 breakfast helpers 7:30 to 10 am
- 6 Lunch helpers 11 am to 1 pm
- 5-6 REGISTRATION Helpers 8 am to 9:30 am
- 4 Decor set up 7am to 8:30 am
We would love to welcome you to the event. Last year in our opening ceremonies, First Lady Tracey Carney gave a moving personal account of the importance of STEM in her own life and in our great state. We are hoping to hear from her again! Please mark your calendars, contact me personally and join us for a day of amazing action in the engineering minds of girls!