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.

Middleschool students will participate in activities spanning various engineering disciplines. They will learn to solder by making an electronic keychain. In another session, they will explore biomedical engineering by building artificial limbs. They will also learn about how living cells keep their chemical ballance and how engineers purify water by preparing semipermeable membranes. At the end of the day, students will have the opportunity to interact with professional engineers through an Ask an Engineer panel. Lunch and a snack will be provided for students during the event.

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 spots available and registration will be open until we run out of available spots.
Open to students in grades 6-8!
Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Sloane Physics Laboratory, Yale University
Cost: $5 per student registration fee (if the cost is prohibitive, contact jenna@engineeringday.com for waivers); No cost for optional parent/educator programming

Parking will be available.


  • 9:00-9:30 - Student drop-off and sign-in
  • 9:30-10:25 - Session 1
  • 10:25-10:45 - Snack
  • 10:45-11:40 - Session 2
  • 11:50-12:45 - Session 3
  • 12:45-1:15 - Lunch
  • 1:30-2:00 - Ask an Engineer panel
  • 2:00-2:15 - Closing
Parent and Educator Provisionary Program (optional):
  • 9:00-9:30 - Parent sign-in, welcome
  • 9:30-10:30 - Parent/Educator Presentation: Promoting STEM at Home and in the Classroom
  • 10:45-11:15 - Discussion of available resources
  • Campus tour, Hands-on activity, free time (exact schedule TBD)
  • 2:15 - Closing

The event is made possible thanks to the support of the Society of Women Engineers, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Yale Quantum Institute, Yale Wright Laboratory, Yale Physical and Engineering Biology Program, and Yale Physics Department.

Driving and Parking directions:

Free parking is available at the Prospect-Sachem garage. The event will take place at Sloane Physics Lab (SPL) across the street.

From I-95 North or I-95 South

Take I-91 North in New Haven

From I-91 North or South

Exit I-91 North or South at Trumbull Street (Exit 3). At the end of the exit ramp, go straight through the first stop light continuing on Trumbull Street. Turn right at the fourth stop light, onto Prospect Street. Go through the first stop light, Sachem Street and turn left into the driveway (Ingall's Rink is on the left) into the Prospect-Sachem garage.

To get to Sloane Physics Laboratory, go to the top level of Prospect-Sachem garage and cross Prospect Street, Sloane Physics Lab will be to the right.

Carpooling is encouraged.

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