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  Techsploration TECHSPLORATION
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EVENTS

CAREER RESEARCH

After conducting preliminary research, team members interview their role model and take a tour of her worksite. During the career research process, which is spread twelve to sixteen week period, teams also work on developing a ten to twelve minute presentation for the Techsplorers Event.

TECHSPLORATION GOES TO SCHOOL

In the weeks prior to the Techsplorers Event, each team may rehearse their presentation at their host school. The team role model, along with other guest female role models, may also deliver presentations on their careers at this event. By sharing the highlights of their involvement with the Techsploration program with girls and boys who did not participate, everyone benefits.

TECHSPLORERS EVENT

This is an exciting day or couple of days when all the teams, program partners, and individuals from the community come together. The agenda includes a 10-15 minute career presentation by each team. The day-long event expands on and reinforces the information provided in the student presentations by providing an opportunity for each girl to attend a one-hour workshop with their mentor, followed by activities designed to introduce the girls to all the team role models.

TEAM PRESENTATIONS

It is essential that all the girls contribute to preparing for this event and be actively involved in the actual presentations. Along with providing information on their assigned career, the participants also introduce their role models, and respond to questions from the floor. The teams are encouraged to use creativity in their style of presentation, with an emphasis on having fun and keeping their audience entertained.

ROLE MODEL WORKSHOPS

Each role model designs a one-hour workshop to facilitate with the girls on her team at the Techsplorers Event. This session includes hands-on activities and a take-home project appropriate for the age level. For example, an Industrial Electrician might have the girls design and build miniature flashlights using light bulbs, batteries, switches and copper tape. These sessions enhance their learning experience and stimulate discussion with their friends and family members. A second workshop is designed to introduce girls on the teams to all the mentors. This takes the form of a round robin, where teams rotate every 10 minutes to different activity stations hosted by the role models.

 

 

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