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Opportunity to get in the schools and to do some STEM outreach.
Jane Addams K-8 is in need of science fair project judges on May 22nd, from 8:30am – 1pm.
Come be part of a fun event as you peak into the developing minds of middle school students! A training session will walk you through the use of the scoring sheet and answer any questions you have about scoring. Coffee, morning snacks, and pizza lunch provided. Projects are displayed by grade level and you can either choose one or be assigned to one.
Students will not be present during the judging time. Qualifying projects will compete in the Seattle District Science Fair on June 5th, at The Museum of Flight. Contact our Science Specialist, Christine Benita, at email@example.com, 206-252-4517, if you are available to help judge the projects.
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
April 2, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Please come and hear a lecture by Karl Rein-Weston from The Boeing Company. He will be discussing lessons he’s learned throughout his career about innovation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
NEED JUDGES FOR STATE CONFERENCE
They need people that might be interested in helping us to judge at our state conference on March 27-29 at the Bellevue Hilton. The contests will be held on March 28th at the Bellevue Hilton.
Washington Technology Student Association is a non- profit, nationally recognized student leadership organization for Technology Education & Pre-Engineering programs at the middle and high school level in Washington State. With an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math we combine competitions that allow middle and high school students to demonstrate their technical and leadership skills with leadership and employability training.
Their goal is to allow our student members to connect their academic skills with real world experiences through hands on training, while at the same time allowing them to explore the career opportunities available to them.
The nearly 4,000 student members are enrolled in courses such as Engineering, Architecture, Manufacturing, Video/ Film Production, Photography, Web design, Game Design, Software Development, and Graphic Design.
Speakers will be assigned to a classroom for the day and groups of students will rotate through the speakers. Each classroom is equipped with a projector and document camera.
You will be sharing for approximately 15-20 minutes with 7th and 8th grade students about:
- Your “pathway” – how did you get to where you are (education, major, college experience, etc.)
- What you do and why you like it
- How it connects to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math)
If you would rather do a 35 – 40 minute presentation, we do have some room for this in the schedule but would need to know right away.
Options include, but are not limited to:
- Hands-on (props, experiment, engineering challenge, etc.)
- Interactive activity
If you have any additional questions, comments, or needs, please contact Jennifer Combs at Jennifer.Combs@highlineschools.org.
Thank you for helping our students understand and value STEM Career Fields!
This Mentor Night is co-sponsored by the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) and Highline Community College.
The event will give engineering and pre-engineering students an opportunity to meet representatives from the wide spectrum of practice in the profession of engineering.
• Meet professional engineers
• Explore opportunities in engineering
• Get advice from professionals
• Learn more about employment in engineering
These events are intended to be one-on-one affairs, and no ongoing mentoring relationship is expected. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Mentor Night events are also held each year at the University of Washington’s Bothell campus, the University of Washington main campus, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Edmonds Community College, Seattle Central Community College, North Seattle Community College, Bellevue College and Highline Community College. Upcoming events are posted on the PSEC Mentor Nights web page.
For other questions, or if you are interested in hosting a Mentor Night event at your educational institution, please contact the Mentor Night Coordinator.
Invitation for Engineering Mentors to attend a “Dinner with Industry” event
at the Everett Community College on April 10th at 6 pm.
Last year they had 30 Mentors and about 80 students in attendance.
They expect the same number of students (or more), this year.
Only 5 Mentors have signed up so far, this year – at least 20 more Mentors are needed !
Both men & women Mentors are needed, all engineering disciplines.
SWE/EvCC will pay for your dinner.
You can direct any questions, as well as register for the event – by contacting Amy Felt at email@example.com.
We’re headed into science fair season and the good news is that we’re seeing numbers of students involved that we haven’t seen in 20 years. I think this is the influence of the new science standards but it’s hard to say for sure. In any case, science fairs are one of the best ways to get students in grades K-12 engaged and passionate about science and engineering. But science fairs can’t grow without a proportionate increase in community support. Each year, the students tell us that what they enjoyed the most was the opportunity to meet and converse with their judges: practicing scientists and engineers.
There are three opportunities for Puget Sound engineering society members to get engaged in the next month or so.
1) I’m the head judge for the Kent School District Middle School Science & Engineering Fair, Saturday Mar 15, at Kent Meridian High School. Last year this fair attracted 220 students and 72 were motivated to go on the state competition where they won more awards than any other school district. I need thirty to forty judges and currently I only have about a dozen. If you can spare about 6 hours to help (free lunch!), please send me a note firstname.lastname@example.org You will be investing in the future.
2) Kent Short, head judge at the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair (Sat Mar 8 at Bellevue College) advises me that he needs about 5 additional judges in the following categories: Electrical and mechanical engineering, Energy and transportation engineering. If you can help on Mar 8, contact Kent at email@example.com
3) Mark your calendar for April 4-5, the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair at Bremerton High School We expect a deluge of students this year and we need 250 judges. The head judge is Mike Huey firstname.lastname@example.org and the registration site is https://www.wssef.org/reg/judge.php