The application window for the 2013 program will be announced in May 2013.
Thanks to IEEE-Control Systems Society and the California Space Grant Consortium for their sponsorship.
2011 students, parents, and K-12 educators.
The development of the "My Daughter is an Engineer" program was based on the recognition that parental support is critical to young girls’ academic success in engineering. This 3-day summer residential program was designed as a unique live-and-learn experience for the father or mother and the daughter to explore the world of engineering. Participants include high-performing pre-middle school girls and a parent, who reside together at the CSULB campus and participate in engineering-based activities throughout the program. Program activities highlight topics on engineering in everyday life, academic success skills, and STEM-related hands-on projects. Conceived by Lily Gossage, founder of the "Women Engineers @ the Beach" program, this program was held for the first time in 2011; funding is provided by IEEE Control Systems Society (via Dr. Bei Lu as Principal Investigator and Dr. Panadda Marayong and Lily Gossage as Co-Investigators) and from the California Space Grant Consortium (via Lily Gossage as Principal Investigator and Dr. Eric Besnard as Co-Investigator). Support is also provided by the Columbia Memorial Space Center. The program is organized by the Women-in-Engineering Outreach program leadership team.
2013 Daughter/Parent Participants
The dates for this year's program are July 5-7, 2013. We will be selecting 15 parent-daughter pairs.
2012 Daughter/Parent Participants
The dates for this year's program were July 6-8, 2012. There were19 parent-daughter pairs, with one pair comprising a father-daughter duo. Program administrators highly encouraged fathers to get more involved with their daughter's academic growth.
2011 Daughter/Parent Participants
Participants included 14 pairs of mothers and daughters from four LBUSD schools: Chavez Elementary, Edison Elementary, International Elementary, and Roosevelt Elementary. Finalists were recommended and selected by the school principals/counselors and the program committee.
K-12 Educator Professional Development