To increase diversity in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), the California Space Grant Consortium supported this summer’s “My Daughter is an Engineer” program, July 6-8, 2012. This program is designed for high-performing middle school girls to explore the field of engineering. This year, the program had its highest participation yet with 19 parent-daughter pairs.
During this three day camp, daughters and their mother or father resided at the CSU Long Beach campus and participated in engineering-based activities including academic success skills, engineering in everyday life, and STEM hands-on projects. As part of this experience, K-12 educators worked alongside parent-daughter pairs and received additional aerospace engineering content related to NASA Mission Directorates.
To watch a video on the program, click here.
To view a slide show of images from the event, click here.