Volunteers Sought for Engineering/STEM Career Days Event

Science Education is busy getting ready for the 2019 Engineering/STEM Career Days, which will be held the mornings of Feb. 21-22 at Newport News Shipbuilding. The purpose of this event is to provide interested students with a half-day exploration into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related career fields. This is a National Engineers Week event, and Jefferson Lab will participate with Newport News Shipbuilding, NASA Langley Research Center and the Peninsula Engineers Council. 

The event will be held at The Newport News Shipbuilding Old Apprentice School Gymnasium and will host approximately 300 students from southside high schools on Feb. 21 and 300 students from peninsula high schools on Feb. 22. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to speak one-on-one with STEM experts. 

Jefferson Lab's Science Education group is looking for at least 10 engineers, scientists, and/or technicians to support the event each day. STEM volunteers are encouraged to bring a model, simulation or any other visual aid that you can show the students. There will also be a hands-on design challenge that will give the students an opportunity to experience what it's like to solve an engineering problem. 

If you are interested in volunteering for one day or both, contact Carol McKisson at carolm@jlab.org or x7560. Volunteer deadline is Feb. 15. A brief event information session and training for the hands-on design challenge will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m., and on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m.