Girls Day @ the MIT Museum

Explore the fields of design and engineering! Meet women from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Society of Women Engineers, and try your hand at investigating, building, and testing designs of your own.

Every March and November, the MIT Museum celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Visitors can expect to explore, build, create and investigate with MIT faculty, students, and volunteers throughout the day. Prior Girls Day themes have included robotics, physics, designing, and fabricating. This event is recommended for ages 10+. Hands-on activities, informal talks and demonstrations are free with admission.

Formed to Function

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Workshops for Girl Scouts, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Girl Scouts may PRE-REGISTER through the Eastern Massachusetts Girl Scouts website to take part in Make to Move workshops at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the MIT Museum classroom.

Hands-on Activities for EVERYONE, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Hear about the interesting career paths of women scientists, and engineers. Explore a variety of interactive activities and demonstrations in the Museum's galleries. This spring's Girls Day will focus on the design process and mechanical engineering!

Schedule of Events:
First Floor

11:00 am: Rachelle Horwitz-Martin, MIT Health Sciences & Technology graduate student (canceled)

11:20 am: Kate Reed, Maker/Artist, Graduate of NUVU Studio

11:40 am: Larissa Nietner, MIT Mechanical Engineering graduate student

12:00 pm: Anne Lilly, Kinetic Sculptor and former MIT Visiting Artist

12:40 pm: Emma J Nelson, MIT Mechanical Engineering graduate student

1:00 pm: Siena Scigliuto, MIT Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Design Challenge Workshop with MIT Integrated Design & Management. Pre-registration is not required, however Parents/Guardians should accompany their student during this interactive engineering and design workshop. Space is limited to 30 participants.

Second Floor

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Hands-on activities & demonstrations with:

MIT Mechanical Engineering Department

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association of Women (MEGAWomen)

MIT Assistive Technology Club (ATHack)

MIT Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

MIT National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Women's Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WGA^3)

Community Charter School of Cambridge Robotics Team

NuVu Studio

Free with Museum admission.

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