Women in Engineering: My Daughter is an Engineer

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.

For more information on the “My Daughter is an Engineer Program”, click the following two links: 1 or 2.

To watch a video on the program, click here.

To view a slide show of images from the event, click here.

Mother/Daughter pair and Tehseen Lazzouni