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WAM Calendar 2013-2014

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June

October

21st

Mentee Applications Due!

November

16th

9-11am

Mentor Orientation!

Mary Townes Science Complex, 1800 Concord St., Durham 27707 (campus_map #38)

2013 Program

21st

6pm

Mentor Make-up Orientation!

Mary Townes Science Complex, 1800 Concord St., Durham 27707 Room 3229

January

9th

5:30-7:45pm

Kickoff Night

DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham 27705

26th

12pm-5pm

Girls World Expo

NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raliegh NC

February

3rd

3pm-5pm

Environmental Protection Agency

Learn about air, climate, and energy. Build sensors to measure particles in the air, play an interactive hands-on energy game, and talk with women scientists and engineers.

8th

9-11:30am

North Carolina School of Science and Math

Tour NCSSM, talk with students, and see presentations.

17th

3pm

MLB RSVP Deadline!!

Mentors, you must email Dr. Smith by 3pm and let her know who in your mentor group will be attending MLB day. If you can't bring your mentees let your Mentor Leader help you find a way to get your mentees there! We need a headcount for lunch and parking AND you and your mentees t-shirt sizes!

17th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center and cancer research lab at Duke Hospital.

22nd

10am-2:30pm

IBM Lego Robotics and Alice 3D Programming

Understand the parts inside of a computer. Use Lego Robotics kits to build and program a robot. Learn about Alice 3D Programming. Lunch provided.

March

11th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center and cancer research lab at Duke Hospital.

14th

8:30am-2pm

Majorie Lee Browne Day

Duke University Pratt School of Engineering
100 Science Dr, Durham NC 27705

  • The program will be held in the Pratt School of Engineering in the Nello Teer Building, just off Science Drive.
  • The program is scheduled to end around 1:30pm. That will give you time to get your mentees back to their schools in time to catch the bus.
  • A copy of the program is in the link below. Please discuss the four presentations with your mentees and have them decide before they arrive which ones they want to attend. This will expedite the registration process.
  • !!PARKING!!
    • If you ARE a Duke Student : please park in your regular lot and walk to the Teer Building.
    • Otherwise : Parking will be in Parking Garage 4. Look for the Visitor's sign and turn there. The parking garage will be immediately on the right. Sara is trying to get free parking for us. If she is not successful, the parking fee is $2.00 per hour. We will reimburse the parking fee of those who do not work at Duke if you will ask for a receipt when you leave the garage and submit it to Dr. Smith.

Program

Directions to Pratt School of Engineering

21st

11am-2pm

UNC Computer Science Open House

Students will have the chance to participate in hands-on demonstrations, visit research labs to find out what computing is all about and talk with current students about why they chose Computer Science @ Carolina. Register here

25th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center and cancer research lab at Duke Hospital.

31st

3:30-5pm

NCSU Anatomy Lab

Dr. Jill Barnes of NCSU will give a presentation in the Anatomy Lab. After the presentation, if there is time, there will be a short tour of the Veterinary school.

April

7th

4-5:30pm

NCSU Engineering School

Come meet female engineers and find out why they decided to study engineering in college. Also, get a behind the scene tour of campus including some cutting edge labs!

10th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center and cancer research lab at Duke Hospital.

12th

10am-3pm

UNC Science Expo

Join us for demonstrations, hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours of research labs, exhibits, stage presentations and science-related arts and crafts at the UNC Science Expo!

30th

Summer Scholarship Applications Due!

  • Recommended Summer Program List is a list compiled by WAM of programs suitable for scholarships. Other STEM summer programs will be accepted as well. If you find a program you want to attend that's not on this list, ask and we will tell you if you can receive a scholarship from WAM for your chosen program.
  • Letter to Parents is the letter parents should receive about how to apply for summer programs and receive scholarships.
  • Application!

May

20th

3-4:45pm

BRITE at NCCU

Perform a hands on science related activity using primary tools leveraged by biotechnologists.

21st

5:45-8pm

M3 Dinner

DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham 27705

Letter to Parents

June

10th

6-7:30pm

Mentor Appreciation Dinner

Please join the Coordinating Committee for dinner on us to thank you for your participation this year. We really want your feedback on what went well, what went not so well, and what we can do to improve the program in the future.