Connecticut Students Exploring Engineering Day

Join the Society of Women Engineers at Yale for an engineering extravaganza! Come learn about the different types of engineering and participate in exciting hands-on design challenges with other middle schoolers from across Connecticut. We also invite parents and educators to join us for a concurrent workshop, where we will provide strategies for continuing to engage your children in STEM.

This is a repeat of the event we ran in March, for people who could not attend but signed up for our waitlist. New guests are welcome as well.

Middle school students will participate in activities spanning various engineering disciplines. They will explore color and electricity by making an electronic color mixing board. They will also learn about how nature inspires innovative engineering solutions in our biomimicry design challenge. Snack will be provided for students during the event. Lunch will not be provided.

For interested parents and educators, we will also offer optional programming during the event. Graduate students and professional engineers will discuss strategies for nurturing students’ scientific interests in the classroom and at home. There will also be a campus tour and an optional hands-on engineering activity.

Registration required. Limited to the first 70 to sign up.
Open to students in grades 6-8!
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm (optional campus tour scheduled after the event)
Location: 17 Hillhouse Ave, Yale University
Cost: $5 per student registration fee (fee waivers are readily available - contact jenna@engineeringday.com); No cost for optional parent/educator programming

Parking will be available.


  • 9:00-9:15 - Sign-in
  • 9:15-9:30 - Welcome
  • 9:30-10:45 - Session A
  • 10:45-12:00 - Session B

The optional Parent and Educator Program will run in parallel.

After the event, both the students and participants in the Parents and Educator event will be able to attend a free guided tour of Yale's campus.

CT SEED is made possible thanks to the support of the Society of Women Engineers, Tsai Center for Inovative Thinking, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Yale Quantum Institute, and Yale Physics Department.

Driving and Parking directions:

Free parking is available during the weeked at a number of university parking lots as described on the map.

Carpooling is encouraged.

To sign up a student, parent, or educator:

Go to signup page

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