The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) College of Engineering will again host its "My Daughter is an Engineer" program July 5-7 at the CSULB campus.
Now in its third year, this year's residential program will host 15 fifth-grade girls and their parents who will learn about electronics in everyday life and will work together alongside their own teachers to build and program a robot. They will compete against each other for prizes.
It is being funded with a $12,500 grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers—Controls Systems Society. The grant’s principal investigator is Bei Lu, a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Co-principal investigators are Lily Gossage, engineering research associate; and Panadda Marayong, also a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty member.
“Our program also serves parents because it is really in the home where good habits, both academic and interpersonal, begin. Parents will be just as engaged. In the past, I observed many who were enthusiastically engaged in the program. They are the ones who see their children the most, so by supporting parents, we are supporting children,” Lu said.
Chavez Elementary School (Long Beach Unified School District)
Edison Elementary School (Long Beach Unified School District)
Kennedy Elementary School (Compton Unified School District)