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Girls' STEM Day

Virtual Girls' STEM Week

April 19-24, 2021

About the Week

Girls' STEM Week Welcome Video 

Girls' STEM Week Wrap Up Video

WVU's student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host a virtual event open to girls across the country! We would love to have participants from as many states as possible!

Starting on Monday, April 19, 2021, kindergarten through fifth grade students will have the opportunity to virtually participate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related activities guided by WVU SWE and/or you can register to attend some of the add-on presentations and interactive live activities. The theme is "Girls Can Bee the Leaders," and activities will focus around Earth Day and how engineers can make the world a better place.

What you need to know for Monday
Welcome Event
Parent Program
What you need to know for Tuesday
Activity: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Egg Drop
Add on Events
What you need to know for Wednesday
Activity:  Biomedical and Chemical Engineering: Allergy Medicine Delivery
Add on Events
What you need to know for Thursday
Activity:  Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering: Marshmallow Peep Houses
Add on Events
What you need to know for Friday
Activity:  Computer Science and Electrical Engineering: Flower Circuits
Add on Events
What you need to know for Saturday
Wrap up Celebration  at 11 a.m. EST

Event Details

Below you can see the materials for each activity, as well as an instructional video and PowerPoint. Feel  free to complete these activities at your convenience. Reach out to us on Instagram or email for any questions regarding the activities.

Create and Share Your Designs!

After you design and complete the challenge, please share your creative projects with us via Instagram using #WVUGirlsSTEMWeek on the corresponding activity days (schedule above)! If you share all four projects with us, you will be entered into a raffle to win a prize.

Activity Instructions and Supply Lists

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Egg Drop
Materials needed: An egg or two; paper; scissors; string; tape; plastic cup; decorating supplies; other household materials you want to use to protect your egg!
After you complete this activity, be sure to post on Instagram using #WVUGirlsSTEMWeek on Tuesday!

Egg Drop Activity Video: Kindergarten-1st Grade Level

Egg Drop Activity Video: 2nd-3rd Grade Level

Egg Drop Activity Video: 4th-5th Grade Level

Egg Drop Activity Printable Instructions

Biomedical and Chemical Engineering: Allergy Medicine Delivery
Materials needed: Pack of skittles; can of sprite; corn starch; flour; sugar; vegetable oil; plastic spoon; bowl; plate; plastic cup
After you complete this activity, be sure to post on Instagram using #WVUGirlsSTEMWeek on Wednesday!

Allergies and Medicine Video: Kindergarten-1st Grade Level

Allergies and Medicine Video: 2nd-3rd Grade Level

Allergies and Medicine Video: 4th-5th Grade Level

Allergy Medicine Delivery Activity Printable Instructions

Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering: Marshmallow Peep Houses
Materials needed: Peeps (or other marshmallows); jelly beans; toothpicks
After you complete this activity, be sure to post on Instagram using #WVUGirlsSTEMWeek on Thursday!

Build a Marshmallow House Video: Kindergarten-1st Grade Level

Build a Marshmallow House Video: 2nd-3rd Grade Level

Build a Marshmallow House Video: 4th-5th Grade Level

Build a Marshmallow House Printable Instructions

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering: Flower Circuits
Materials needed: 2 D batteries; aluminum foil; electrical tape; small light bulb from a flashlight; scissors; markers
After you complete this activity, be sure to post on Instagram using #WVUGirlsSTEMWeek on Friday!

Flower Circuits Video: Kindergarten-1st Grade Level

Flower Circuits Video: 2nd-3rd Grade Level

Flower Circuits Video: 4th-5th Grade Level

Flower Circuits Printable Instructions

Schedule of Add-On Events

The below activities have been scheduled to give participants an even deeper look into the world of engineering. You can register for as many of the virtual add-on events you'd like to attend. Please keep in mind that registration is limited for each add-on event, so please only register if you plan to attend. These presentations will be geared toward K-5 students and should last approximately thirty minutes.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Welcome to Girls' STEM Week Event at 6 p.m. EST  

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Pollinator Robot Presentation from Dr. Yu Gu *Recorded Session* 

Engineers Without Borders Water Filtration Demonstration *Recorded Session*

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Mars Rover Presentation from Dr. Gabrielle Hedrick *Recorded Session* 

HKN Soda Rockets *Recorded Session*

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Renewable Energy Discussion *Recorded Session*

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Event Wrap-up Celebration at 11 a.m. EST 


Meet the Girls' STEM Week Committee and learn why they chose to pursue an engineering education

Volunteer Information

Questions?

If you have any questions about Girls' STEM Week,  please email our WVU GSD Committee.