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Girls STEM Day @ Duke University

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Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Science

101 Science Drive

Durham, NC 27705

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

Triangle Women in STEM will host its 2nd Annual Girls STEM Day @ Duke University for over 100 middle and high school girls. The students will choose one of three hands-on workshops, including DNA Biotech Fun-damentals, Science of Cosmetics, or Robotics, that will enable each girl to earn a Girl Scouts STEM badge.

PLEASE REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT!

To make this day a success and meaningful experience for the students, we need several volunteers that are willing to serve in any of the following categories. No prior experience required. Training will be provided, where applicable. We need volunteers currently in university and at varying career levels and experiences. Volunteers must be a minimum 19 years old and out of high school.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to request their role preferences at the Meet & Greet Info Session that will be held April. We will make best efforts to match volunteers with their top preference, but ask volunteers to be flexible and willing to serve where needed.


STEM Badge Associates: Badge Associates will work directly with Middle or High School students on hands-on activities in one of the STEM workshops outlined below.

1. Science of Cosmetics

- Objective: Students will learn about Cosmetic Scientists, Chemical Engineers, and Food Scientists, and how the science of products development has advanced through history. They will be led through hands-on product creation (measuring & selecting ingredients, color, and flavor), as well as creating their own brand for the lip gloss and lotion, and then presenting their product to the team.

- Training: 1 session for 2 hours | late Apr/early May | RTP


2. DNA Biotech Fun-damentals

- Objective: Students will learn about biotechnology. They will be taught how to extract DNA from wheat germ.

- Training: 1 session for 2 hours | late Apr/early May | RTP


3. Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

- Objective: Students will learn how to build a robot and program it to preform predefined tasks.

- Training: 2 sessions for 2 hours each | late/Apr/early May | Fidelity RTP


Event Associates: Event Associates’ duties will include greeting students and parents on the day of the event, checking them in, distributing student and parent packets, directing them to the various activities during the event, assisting with breakfast and lunch, and other logistical tasks. In addition, Associates may also be required to assist in the student and parent session rooms.

- Training: 1 Info/Logistics Session for 2 hours | May | RTP

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