Cal Poly Students to Promote Engineering to Fourth-Graders Feb. 20-23 During Engineers Week

February 15, 2018

What: Fourth Grade Days. As part of National Engineers Week, members of Cal Poly’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) are visiting fourth-grade classrooms throughout the Central Coast to introduce students to the possibilities of engineering

When: Feb. 20-23, during National Engineers Week.

Where: Schools in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, San Luis Obispo and Atascadero

Who: Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

More Information: Fourth Grade Days — Cal Poly SWE’s largest elementary outreach event of the year — will be 50 percent larger this year as more than 40 SWE volunteers crisscross the Central Coast to introduce a record number of young students to the world of engineering. Almost 1,000 fourth-grade students in 31 classrooms throughout the region will experience engineering and Learn by Doing firsthand through an engaging variety of hands-on team activities.

By presenting a variety of highly interactive, hands-on sessions and serving as role models, the SWE volunteers will share their passion for math and science and all things related to engineering. A goal of the event is to inspire girls and boys to see engineering and technology as a rewarding career path.

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