Archive for March, 2012

Connect with Family Engineering at NSTA

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The Family Engineering team will be traveling to the National Science Teachers Association conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 28-April 1 and they’ve got lots to do! Here’s a complete list of Family Engineering presentations and events happening throughout the conference.

WEDNESDAY, 3/28:  “Engineering: It’s Elementary” pre-conference workshop, 8-4 pm, Marriott Downtown, Ballroom 1. Pre-register for this workshop here.

THURSDAY, 3/29:  “Hosting Family Science Events” session, 8-9 am, Marriott Downtown, Indiana Ballroom G;  “Engaging Elementary-Aged Children in Family Engineering” session, 3:30-4:30 pm, Convention Center, Room 241; “Family Engineering Ice Cream Social & Book Launch Party” open event, 4:30-6 pm, Convention Center, Wabash Ballroom 2.

FRIDAY, 3/30:  Elementary Extravaganza, showcase of Family Engineering & Family Science hands-on activities and program info, 8-9:30 am, Convention Center, 500 Ballroom; “Hosting Family Science & Engineering Events” session, 11-12 pm, JW Marriott, Grand Ballroom 5; Informal Science Share-A-Thon participant, 2-5 pm, JW Marriott, Grand Ballroom 5.

SATURDAY, 3/31:  “STEM College Students as Role Models in Family Science, Math & Engineering Programs” session, 12:30-1:30 pm, Convention Center, Room 239

Visit the Foundation for Family Science & Engineering, Booth #1556 to try out some fun, hands-on science and engineering activites and to enter the daily drawing for a free book!


Detroit Public School Students Learn About Engineering

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Eight students from Michigan Technological University’s National Society of Black Engineers student chapter are spending their spring break teaching Detroit Public Schools students about engineering and encouraging them to consider careers in engineering. The students will visit seven schools during the week, and conduct three Family Engineering events at Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy, Mae C. Jemison Academy, and Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School. The college students are Detroit Public Schools graduates.

Michigan Tech Students Prep for Family Engineering

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The Michigan Tech student chapter of Tau Beta Pi is the first in the nation to learn about Family Engineering! Twenty members of this honors engineering society turned out on a snowy Monday evening in February to design rockets as part of the Family Engineering activity “Blast Off.” Students then designed and tested their custom “Hot Chocolate Machine” using paper cups and a push pin, plus water and milk/chocolate powder. Students are preparing to present at a Family Engineering Night at Barkell Elementary in Hancock, MI, on March 22.