Elementary Engineering Exploration Day

Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Time: 10:00am-12:30 for grades 1-2, 1:00 pm-3:30 for grades 3-5

 

Are you and your child interested in learning more about the field of engineering while participating in fun, new activities? EEE Day is a wonderful opportunity for your child to have a hands-on, interactive engineering experience! Because of the pandemic, we cannot meet in person this year, so EEE Day will be held over Zoom. Engineering is all about collaboration, so we are encouraging friends to get together in socially distant groups to do the activities together. Activity leaders will guide participants through the activities. All activities can be completed with limited adult or older sibling supervision, and our EEE Day team will be there to provide additional help throughout all of the activities! The Society of Women Engineers strives to teach elementary school students that engineering can be a fun and creative career. This fall’s theme is The Olympics! 

 

Who: Elementary Students, Grades 1-5. The event is co-ed, and parents are welcome to join! Please note: to better enable interaction between attendees and volunteers, participation is limited to the first 100 students to register.  

 

Where: EEE Day will be held virtually over Zoom (link provided after registration).

 

Why: It's important to encourage kids to learn more about science and math early on to start building the skills and confidence in their abilities. Engineering is more than just the technical stuff. It develops creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills which are all important skills that are used on a daily basis.

 

Cost: Free! Additionally, all students will get a free activity supply kit. Distribution information for these kits will be shared in the coming weeks. For all participants, a supplies list will be shared so that you can obtain your own materials and still participate in the activities. NOTE: The supply kits will not contain common household items such as scissors, glue, etc.  

 

Register Here 

 

For questions, contact Kaitlyn Barr at swe.elementary@umich.edu or call the SWE Office at (734) 763-5027 (Note: Email is the best form of contact as phone access is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

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1226 EECS Building, Cubicle F 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1226 

Call:  734-763-5027

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9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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