Next Program Date: October 4, 2013 (Friday)
donations must be made directly to the CSULB
Foundation. We do not work with a third party for any fundraising.
Offered once in the Fall semester, "Women Engineers @the Beach" is an outreach program that serves 300 to 400+ middle and high school students. Students are recruited from Southern California middle and high schools. This one-day program was developed to enhance students' understanding of engineering, computer science, technology, and other non-traditional career fields. It serves students who are performing in the top tier of advanced-level mathematics, particularly those who are on the PreCalculus/Calculus track. It was founded in 2001 by Lily Gossage, former Director of Engineering Recruitment and Retention at California State University, Long Beach.
"It is immensely important for universities to provide outreach opportunities to attract more women into science and engineering. This should start as early as the middle school and continue all the way through high school. This is when kids start to explore their interests and their career paths. Unfortunately, many girls are discouraged about engineering because they perceive it as being ‘too technical’ and ‘unexciting."
~ Dr. Panadda Marayong, Society of Women Engineers Faculty Advisor