Wayne State College of Engineering to host GO-GIRL event engaging middle school girls in STEM

The College of Engineering at Wayne State University along with the Gaining Options – Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) program is hosting the GO-GIRLs Keeping in Touch Workshop “Material Girls Get Energetic!” on May 16th from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Eranda Nikolla, assistant professor in chemical and materials engineering and Harini Sundararaghavan, assistant professor in biomedical engineering have designed hands-on activities on designing materials for engineering. Students will learn about the importance of material engineering as related to energy and bio-systems. The day will start with a laboratory activity on designing materials for voltaic (battery) systems. In addition, through demonstrations, students will learn about applications of material design for other engineering disciplines. For example, they will learn how to design biomaterials to control cell behavior for tissue engineering applications.



Tentative Schedule for May 16, 2015

GO-GIRLS Keeping in Touch Workshop

Material Girls Get Energetic!

9 to 9:30 a.m.                Breakfast/registration                           

9:30 to 9:45 a.m.           Welcome/Introductions/Ice Breakers      

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.         Intro to lab safety                                 

10:15 to 11:30 a.m.        Lab Exercise:  Generating electricity:  development of electrolytic cells

11:45 to 1:00 p.m.         Lunch/posters/Who am I?

1:30 to 2:40 p.m.           Utilization of batteries to run a car (Chem-E-Car Team)            

2:40 to 3:10 p.m.           Surveys

3:10 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Wrap-up/Bingo    

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Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. For more information about engineering at Wayne State University, visit engineering.wayne.edu.