EngineerGirl depends upon volunteer engineers to help us continue our programs. Right now there are two opportunities where volunteers are most needed:
Each year EngineerGirl invites students in grades 3-12 to write an essay on a topic related to engineering. The contest offers students a chance to put their knowledge and creativity to work while introducing them to the role of engineering in society. We may receive as many as 1,000 or more entries in a year, and we are in need of engineers who can read 30 or more essays in February and March to help us select the finalists.
If you are an engineer who would like to get a glimpse into the creativity of future generations, this opportunity may be for you.
The EngineerGirl Ambassadors program is a new opportunity for high school girls. Students submit a proposal describing how they will engage younger girls in engineering. We need volunteers with an understanding of engineering and engineering outreach to help us review these proposal and score them based on preset criteria. Because this program is very new and growing, we do not know how many applications we might receive in a year, but we expect a volunteer might read between 10 and 20 applications in March and April.
If you have questions about these programs email us at EngineerGirl@nae.edu.