We are dependent upon and very grateful to our volunteers, who assist with our educational outreach programs.
chevron_right All volunteers must register so we have your lunch choice, name tag and can assign you to a job.
chevron_right Engineers and Scientists (including college students): If you would like to assist in a workshop module, and have a preference for which one, please indicate your preference when you register. Descriptions are in the list below.
We cannot guarantee you will be assigned to a specific job. Workshop leaders are assigned early however workshop helpers are normally assigned 7-10 days prior to the workshop.
chevron_right If you are not going to be available at 8:00am or stay all day, please let us know. If you are available on Friday afternoon or earlier than 8:00am on Saturday for setup, indicate that also.
chevron_right There will be a volunteer training meeting required for workshop leaders and encouraged for first time volunteers on Feb 15 in Cape Canaveral. More details will be announced.
chevron_right High School Students: If you are volunteering for Community Service credit, be sure to bring the appropriate form for our volunteer coordinator to sign.
chevron_right Friday Setup: Meet at the cafeteria at 3:30pm
chevron_right Saturday morning: Volunteers check in at 8:00am
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
star_border Workshop Module Leader:
> Review module instructions ahead of time, be prepared to lead the module
> Attend training 2-3 weeks prior to the event
> Pick up and store supplies for ~2 weeks prior to the event, as needed. Module Leaders are responsible for getting supplies to and from the storage unit.
> Purchase module supplies, as needed.
> Set up classroom and all supplies
> Provide instruction on the module
> Clean-up classroom and return supplies to event chair
star_border Workshop Module Helper:
> Assist the module leader as needed
> Help set up the classroom before the event begins
> Provide instruction and help to the girls during the module
> Help clean up the classroom
> Arrive early on the day of the event, check in volunteers or students
> These volunteers may also be module helpers, they may be a little late to the first session and will not be able to help set up in the morning.
> Registration also can double as food support.
star_border Food Support:
> Prepare lunch in bags
> Set up cafeteria in preparation for lunch and snacks
> Ensure the safety and security of each and every attendee
> Monitor activity in the halls
> Security may be asked to run errands or help move supplies at the end of the day.
|Design a Dessert||Find out what a design engineer does as you design and construct a dessert!|
|Duct Tape Creations||Use the ultimate engineer's tool: duct tape! Show off your fashionista skills! You will be able to make wallets, flowers, and other creations so bring your creativity!|
|Programming Robots||Learn about robots and computer programming while you program a LEGO robot and tell it what to do!
(Warning: will not teach you how to tell your sibling what to do)
|Bounce Into Polymers||Make your own bouncy balls and Goo with everyday materials.|
|Gum Drop Domes||Geodesic domes are used all over the world to house observatories, as well as some futuristic looking homes. How strong can you make a dome out of gum drops?|
|Seismic Shakeup||Can you design a structure that will survive an earthquake? Put your design skills to the test on our shaker table!|
|Design a Lunar Lander||12 men have walked on the Moon, and engineers made it happen. Do you have what it takes to land your astronaut safely on the Moon?|
|Tie Dye Forensics||Do you have a favorite M&Ms or Skittle candy color? Become a Forensic Scientist to investigate what different dyes are used to color candies.|
|Minute to Win it||Test your skills with our 60 second challenges to master physics - do you have what it takes?|
|Bucket Tower||Learn about civil engineering as you build a tower to carry a heavy bucket. How strong can you make it?|
|Chocolate Asphalt||Learn about road construction and what a civil engineer does while you make chocolate 'asphalt' - a delicious layered dessert!|
|Angry Test Pilots||Build a catapult to see who can launch and hit a variety of angry feathered and piggy targets - a real life version of the mobile app!|
|Bedroom Alarms||Learn about electrical circuits using alarm kits and build your own alarm system all while learning about electrical engineers.|
|Paper Structures||How strong is paper? Can you build a structure out of paper strong enough to carry the weight?|
|Safe Landing||Help your skydiver touch down safely as you design a parachute.|
|Egg Bungee Jump||Can you design and build an egg bungee jump that will keep the egg from breaking?|
|Code Breakers||Want to tell someone a secret, and make sure no one else understands it? Try to design a code that can’t be cracked in this hands-on Intro to Cybersecurity, where the best hacker wins!|
|Zip Lines||Imagine zipping through the trees to get to school! This is your chance to design your own zip line!|
|Marble Run||Like roller coasters? This is your chance to be the mechanical engineer that designs and builds one!|
|Kick it!||Can you outscore Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan? Try to score a goal - by building a machine!|
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