The Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) participated with middle and high school students to work on an Innovation Challenge which would be impactful for the community or globally. The students are able to work with engineering students and professional mentors on their project.
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Myself and the CCEC Career Development Director met with students from Robert E. Lee High School for their REL College Conversations Day. This event is for students who are in 9th - 12th grade and are interested in STEM degrees and careers or who want to learn about these types of degrees. The students are able to learn about careers that are in demand, what employers are looking for in students and what is needed academically for them to pursue a college degree at UNF.
Three civil engineering students and myself participated in the Neptune Beach Elementary School STEM Night. The elementary school students learned how to build a tower with gumdrops and toothpicks. It was a fun event for the students and their parents.
The Society of Women Engineers along with the Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering hosted a SWENext event for middle and high school students. The purpose of the program is to empower females under the age of 18 to prepare for careers in engineering and technology. Help in developing leadership skills and self-confidence; demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion; provide programming to empower females under the age of 18 to become advocates for peers and younger girls.
There was a great turnout of middle and high school students who participated in the Model Water Tower Competition. CCEC Civil Engineering clubs (AWWA, FWEA) along with professional society groups helping in the judging of the custom designed water tower models. This is a great opportunity for local schools to network with industry partners and learn about the different job opportunities that are in the engineering field.
This was a group of 12 seniors who were in an Intro to Tech for Educators course that the UNF College of Education partners with at River City Science Academy. The students participated in a tour of the School of Engineering labs and School of Computing Cybersecurity lab and learned about the programs in each school. The students also learned about the career opportunities that are available in the STEM programs.
I left the event feeling very happy about our participation in the STEM night at Pickett Elementary School. The students that participated with me had a very good time working with the parents and the students with the Jelly Bean Structure building activity.
About 29 students and three chaperones from the Danish Youth Association of Science visited UNF College of Computing, Engineering and Construction to learn about the different types of research that our faculty is working on. They received research presentations from 3 faculty members in the areas of (Electrical) Wireless Optical 5G; (Civil/Coastal) Surf-breaking Engineering and (Mechanical) Metalization of Plastic 3D Printed Parts to Create Structural Campsites.
This fall the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction held its 6th annual Student Club Cookout in the courtyard of Bldgs 4 and Bldg 50. The student planning committee consisted of several club officers and members from Osprey Racing, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Women Advancing Technology and Computing, American Concrete Institute and National Society of Black Engineers. The events main intent is to connect with freshman students and help them get acclimated to many clubs that falls under CCEC. The students enjoyed games, food vendors, various other campus departments that tabled and lots of music. The event was also open for other students on campus to check out the myriad of clubs and what they offer. In attendance, we had 331 students: 46 Building Construction management, 49 Civil engineering, 72 Computing, 21 Electrical Engineers, 71 Mechanical Engineers and 72 other students from various majors around campus.
The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction participated in a visit with approximately 30 students who are Chief Science Officers in Northeast Florida. These students were 6th - 8th graders and they have an interest in computing and engineering programs. They were able to receive a short overview of the programs by the School of Computing, Director, School of Engineering, Director and the Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator.