: February 16, 2014
: 5:30 p.m.
: Daskalakis Athletic Center (3301 Market Street)
The College of Engineering Alumni Association invites engineering alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends for an Engineers Week Drexel basketball doubleheader!
The women's basketball team will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. against James Madison University before the men's team takes on Hofstra beginning at 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy food and refreshments while cheering on the Dragons from above the court in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Drexel WBB vs. JMU: 5:30 p.m.
Drexel vs. Hofstra: 8 p.m.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, please click here
February 17, 2014
9:30 am-1:30 pm
Bossone Research Enterprise Center (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets)
More than 100 6th through 12th grade students will participate will participate in a series of 40-minute interactive lessons and hands on demonstrations that will include some of the following:
- Special Effects in Movies
- How Chemical Reactions Work
- Understanding the Complexities of Robots
- Engineering behind Twitter and Other Apps
- Perfecting Paper Airplanes
Schools can register a maximum of 15 female students that are in 6th through 12th grade. Participating schools are required to have a minimum of one chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones must be present and accompany the students for the duration of the event.
To register to participate in the event, please click here for the registration form. If you have additional questions, please contact Liana Nathan.
In conjunction with the event, Drexel University College of Engineering is hosting an optional essay contest for all participants. If your students would like to enter the contest please see the following information below. Please only have students who intend to attend this event and who have registered with their school submit essays.
In 500 words or less please answer one of the following questions below. All responses must be typed. Size/font/margins are not important considerations.
In 500 words or less please answer the following question below. All responses must be typed. Size/font/margins are not important considerations. Students must submit their essay via email directly to Alistar Erickson-Ludwig (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with the subject lone of Eweek Essay 2014_Lastname_Schoolname.
Essay topic: What is the greatest challenge you face in the world today? How can engineering be used to solve it?
The deadline for essay submissions is Friday, February 7, 2014. Winners will be announced during lunch on Monday, February 17, 2014 and must be present to win their prize.
Additional Resources for STEM Education
Engineer Girl – Engineer Girl educates young women on the various opportunities that lie within engineering.
Techgirlz – Techgirlz focuses on bringing out the enjoyable side of technical employment for females.
Association for Women in Science: Philadelphia – This group works increase the number of women entering STEM fields.
AAUW – American Association of University Women – The group supports girls in STEM fields by finding ways to attract and retain women enrollment.
Girls Inc. – Girls Inc. inspires young girls through various programs that crush several types of social barriers.
PBS – PBS looks to inspire the general population about advances in STEM fields through several television programs.
FASE – Female Alliance in Stem Excellence – FASE is group focused on finding collaborators to help in the promotion of women in STEM fields through active and inspirational opportunities