ENGINEERING CORNER

For Girls Only

Exploring Engineering 

  • Compugirls(ASU: School of Social Transformation)
    CompuGirls provides the chance for girls to learn the latest technologies in digital media, game development and virtual worlds to enhance girls’ technology skills grades 8 -12. CompuGirls offers summer, after-school and year around programs.
  • Techbridge
    Techbridge provides hands-on projects and career exploration activities to  inspire girls and expand the academic and career options of girls in technology and engineering.
  • GIT(Girls in Technology)
    Girls in Technology engagse school age girls in technology and computer-related learning by providing mentors and speakers, assisting with program and curriculum development, providing financial support, and collaborating with strategic partners to expose especially underserved and disadvantaged communities’ girls to technology. 

  • Black Girls Code
    A Bay Area organization dedicated to increasing the numbers of young women of color in the field of digital and computer technology by providing free camps, workshops, role models and other opportunities including a blog written by girl participants of all ages.
  • Engineer Girl!
    Highlights opportunities for girls in engineering careers – includes links, profiles of women engineers, and interactive features.
  • eGFI: Engineering, Go for It
    Explore the cards on the homepage, watch entertaining videos, meet young engineers and engineering students, and get advice on careers. To read their engaging magazine online, click here. And to stay up-to-date on the latest engineering news and innovations, check out their blog. explore the eGFI’s Engineer Your Path  as well!, eGIF's Engineer your path offers advice on engineering careers to students on preparing for engineering school and information on where eGFI's Engineer your path offers advice on engineering careers to students on preparing for engineering school and information on where engineers work and what kind of jobs they do.
  • Engineer Your Life
    Explore what life and work are like for engineers. Check out ten great reasons to be an engineer, videos of inspiring engineers, and descriptions of dream jobs...
  • Brain Cake
    The Girls, Math & Science Partnership's mission is to engage, educate, and embrace girls as architects of change. The Carnegie Science Center works with girls age 11 - 17 to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.
  • Design Squad
    Design Squad is a PBS television show in which high school contestants tackle engineering challenges for an actual client—from designing a peanut butter grinder for a women’s collective in Haiti to making a wedding dress that converts into a tent.
  • Engineers Week
    EWEEK is a celebration of engineering that takes place each February. More than 100 organizations all over the country offer competitions, fun activities, demonstrations, and lectures to help the public understand what engineering is all about. The EWEEK Web site provides lots of interesting resources for high school students, including a regular feature called “New Faces in Engineering.”
  • The Adventures of Josie True
    A free, NSF-sponsored adventure game for girls.
  • GirlsGoTech
    Sponsored by the Girls Scouts, this site is designed to encourage girls’ interest in science, math, and technology.
  • Whyville
    An imaginative website that aims to help elementary, middle, and high school students understand the enjoy science.
  • Zoey’s Room
    An award winning online community for girls in middle school which encourages creativity through science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Girls Inc.
    Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Girls Inc also provide online program that shows girls how to discover and get excited about their potential. 
  • "Prepare for the Science Fair"
    This video provides the tips for students for developing successful science fair projects.

Preparing for an Engineering Career

  • TryEngineering.org
    This site offers information about engineering careers and education, links to interactive games, and an online form through which you can send questions to engineering students and professionals. The Become an Engineer section includes listings of engineering societies and of pre-college projects, contests, and summer camps.
  • Engineering Education Service Center
    This engineering education company specializes in providing products for K-12 schools to teach and share the fun of engineering. It provides technical writing, desktop publishing, product development, presentations, workshops, curriculum integration/enhancement, grant documentation, CDROM development, website assistance, engineering resources and promotional literature and products for pre-engineering, math and technology K-16 projects, camps and events.
  • GC3: Girls Communicating Career Connections
    Videos, games, and fun activities about cool careers that use math and science, created by young people – just like you!
  • The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
    Explore a variety of career fields in detail, including engineering and some valuable information specifically for women.
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
    includes a Student Resources section with a useful college preparation calendar, as well as a collection of online resources.
  • KnowHow2GO
    organized by grade levels from middle to high school, offers a year-by-year road map to help you pave your way to college.
  • STEM Stories
    STEM Stories is a collection of short videos and personal stories that showcase women's careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Aimed at girls in grades 4-8, STEM Stories challenge stereotypes about women in STEM and provides role models for young girls interested in perusing a career in STEM. 
  • Mentornet
    To encourage the persistence and success of individuals pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), especially women and under-represented minorities, from the earliest point of interest through their every advancement. MentorNet facilitates one-to-one and group relationships that require the active engagement of mentors and protégés and that encourage them to set goals, share challenges, discover solutions, and celebrate successes.

 

Engineering Corner

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences