EF2D provides the community an opportunity to participate in fundamental hands-on design activities that emulate engineering fields.
Engineering Family Fun Day (EF2D) is a free annual event that the Society of Women Engineers hosts for Palm Beach County students. The objective of the program is to educate the community on engineering and spark an interest in math, science and engineering for students from 4th to 12th grade. EF2D informs students, their parents, counselors, teachers and the general public of the qualifications and achievements of engineers and the opportunities available though engineering. This event is co-hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). By collaborating with NSBE, the event also emphasizes SWE’s commitment to promote diversity and promote an inclusive global community within our organization and the engineering community.
EF2D offers eight to ten activities that provide hands on learning about engineering and science. Some of the past activities have included robo hands, paper helicopter, lemon battery, bottle rocket design and launch, gum drop dome, water filtration & testing, making polymers and balanced force. An EF2D Passport is provided to each participant. Participants have the opportunity to go on a journey though engineering and receive a stamp at every destination. The Passport states the activity, the type of engineering associated with the activity and the difficulty level. This helps the students and parents decide if the activity is appropriate for the child’s age. It also serves as an educational tool by informing the participant on the type of engineering involved in certain activities. For example, the Bottle Rocket involves aerospace engineering and Making Polymers involves science and chemistry. At every location, students also have the opportunity to meet and talk to engineers about where they work, what they do, and how to become an engineer. By the end of the day, both students and volunteers learn some of the basic concepts that are used by engineers and scientists every day.
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