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.
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:
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.
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Hands-on activities & demonstrations with:
Free with Museum admission.