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 explore color and electricity by making an electronic color mixing board. In another session, they will explore biomedical engineering by building endoscopic tools with which they will compete in a mock surgery challenge. They will also learn about how nature inspires innovative engineering solutions in our biomimicry design challenge. 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!
Open to students in grades 6-8!
Date: March 24, 2018
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 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
  • 10:30-11:30 - Campus tour
  • 11:30-1:30 - Free time
  • 11:30-12:15 - Optional parent hands-on activity
  • 1:30-2:00 - Ask an Engineer panel parent session
  • 2:00-2:15 - Closing

The event 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.

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