The Northern Monmouth Chapter of the American Association of University Women, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of America and Brookdale Community College, is sponsoring this program to expose 5th and 6th grade girls to the field of Engineering.
The program will have three components.
In the morning the girls will take part in an engineering activity. They will be given a challenge to build a tower from everyday lightweight materials that can support the weight of a stuffed animal for 10 seconds. They will accomplish this in small groups and not only complete the task but have to do it in the most cost effective manner.
Engineering students from Rutgers and members of the Brookdale WEST (Women in Engineering Science and Technology) Club will work with the girls on this activity. Professors Sue Monroe in Mathematics and Lisa Hailey in Engineering are designing the activity with the help of the WEST Club.
After this activity the girls will have a panel discussion with the women engineering students. AAUW is coordinating this activity.
After lunch, the Girl Scouts will have an additional program for the girls to participate in as part of their STEM initiative.
We are currently recruiting female Brookdale students majoring in any STEM field to participate in this event, and welcome faculty as well. For additional information contact Susan Monroe, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, at 732-224-2092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org