The Mother & Daughter Engineering Event is an awesome hands-on experience where 5th-8th grade girls work with their mothers or guardians to solve engineering challenges. They explore different engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bio engineering. They participate in collaborative challenges to solve real-world problems, while using critical thinking, cooperation and creative problem-solving skills to test and improve creations. Mothers become engaged, and equipped with the tools to keep the interest and conversation going at home.
Our long-term engagement strategy is to provide a continuous link for all the mothers and daughters.
If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that the need to connect and remain engaged is vital to our well-being. Humans by nature always seek to find their community; a survival mechanism that’s intrinsic to all of us.
These quarterly events will continue to equip them with the tools to keep the interest and conversation going
By fostering a community atmosphere at our events, we will help participants become engaged by building relationships between them. It will give them something to come back to: Other people, smiling faces, interesting conversations, and friendships. These important benefits are:
1. The M&D get excited about attending. They spend more time looking forward to the event, talking about it with other people, and encouraging other mother/daughters to come along.
2. The M&D are more engaged during the event. They participate in more activities, pay more attention during presentations, and talk more with other attendees.
3. The M&D relationships between events. Attendees keep in touch outside of the event for personal or professional reasons. This amplifies the value of your event because it’s useful even when you aren’t hosting one.
4. The M&D are more likely to attend the next one. The attendees look forward to more events because it gives them opportunities to engage with the rest of the community.
Inspirational female speakers, who have not only paved their own way but are continuing to guide other young women into the STEM sector. Representation is crucial as it provides young women with role models to look and aspire to. Exposure to successful women and their journey into the field of STEM can provide a sense of belonging and inspiration, as well as showcase the diverse career opportunities that exist within this sector.
Field Trips Boost Students’ Lifelong Success and contribute to better student outcomes in school and beyond. We live in a global society, and if you don’t see outside the neighborhood you grow up in, the world will pass you by. They will open mothers & daughters eyes and make them more confident and inspired to reach outside their normal environment to learn and obtain skills to bring them to the next level.
Field trips are particularly important for brown and black students, as they provide students with unique opportunities that level the playing field. Field trips give diverse and financially-in-need students equal opportunity to experience things outside classroom that their families may not be able to afford.