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 together. Participants include high-performing pre-middle school girls and a parent. While residing at the CSULB campus, they participate in a variety of activities, focusing on engineering in everyday life, academic success skills, and other STEM-related hands-on projects. Conceived by Lily Gossage, founder of "Women Engineers @ the Beach," 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). The Women-in-Engineering Outreach leadership team highly encourages fathers to get more involved with their daughter's academic growth.
2011 students, parents, and K-12 educators
2013 Daughter/Parent Participants
The dates for this year's program are July 5-7, 2013. 15 daughter-mother pairs, 2 daughter-father pairs, and 10 K-12 educators will participate.
2012 Daughter/Parent Participants
The program dates were July 6-8, 2012. 18 daughter-mother pairs, 1 daughter-father pair, and 20 K-12 educators participated.
2011 Daughter/Parent Participants
The program dates were: July 8-10, 2011. 14 daughter-mother pairs and 10 K-12 educators participated
K-12 Educator Professional Development