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ROLE MODELS

ROLE MODELS IDENTIFIED

Employers are contacted and asked to suggest names of female role models working in trades or technology occupations in their organizations for the teams. It is important to seek out role models from diverse cultural backgrounds. A briefing session is then scheduled with role models who are interested in participating. Role models for 2006 include a Marine Safety Specialist, an Avionics Engineer, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, a Geologist, and an Environmental Engineer.

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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