WAM

WAM Calendar 2015-2016

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June

September

October

15th

Mentee Applications Due!

Fill out an Application!

November

14th

8-11am

Mentor Orientation!

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

December

January

6th

6-7:45pm

Kickoff Night

DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham 27705

28th

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.

February

9th

3:00-5pm

BRITE at NCCU

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

20th

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

1st

Summer Scholarship Applications Due!

  • Here's an example Recommended Summer Program List from 2014. It 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.
  • Here's an example Letter to Parents. It is the letter parents should receive about how to apply for summer programs and receive scholarships.
  • Here's a sample Application! The 2016 one will be very similar.

11th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center.

18th

8:30am-2pm

Marjorie Lee Browne Day

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

  • DPS Permission Slip. Make sure your mentees turn in to their school office their permission forms for this event no later than March 16.
  • MLB Day is in the same building as Mentor Orientation, the Mary M. Townes Science Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University. The building is at the corner of Lawson and Concord streets. The building has an upper and a lower parking lot. Please park in the lower lot. You will not need a parking permit.
  • You should pick up your mentees by 8:00 a.m. so that you can arrive by 8:30 a.m. That will give you time to park, register, and eat breakfast before the program begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • 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 unless you have made prior arangements with your mentees and their parents.
  • 2016 Program. Please discuss the five presentations with your mentees and have them decide before they arrive which ones they want to attend. This will expedite the registration process. The session registration will be first come first served.
  • Driving Directions to NCCU Mary M. Townes Science Center
  • Printable NCCU Map

19th

8:30-11:45am

North Carolina School of Science and Math

Tour NCSSM, talk with students, and do an activity.

April

7th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center.

9th

9-3pm

Duke Engineering Workshop

Tour Duke University's Campus, play math related games, and meet with Duke students, learning about the projects they work on and life at Duke!

11th

3:30-5pm

NCSU Engineering Solar House

Explore the world of engineering through passive and active solar energy and sustainable design to design, test, and improve a wind generator. Put your math and science skills to use as you apply what you know about data collection and analysis to influence your engineering design!

15th

1:15-5pm

Syngenta Tour

Tour Syngenta including their Advanced Crop Lab.

25th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center.

May

18th

5:30-8pm

M3 Dinner

DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham 27705

Program

Sample Letter to Parents

24th

6-8pm

Mentor Appreciation Dinner

This is a dinner for just Mentors! 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.

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

June

WAM Calendar 2014-2015

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June

September

15th

Mentor Applications Due!

30th

Mentee Applications Due!

Fill out an Application!

October

November

15th

8-11am

Mentor Orientation!

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

2013 Program

December

January

8th

6-7:45pm

Kickoff Night

DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham 27705

31st

8:30-11:45am

North Carolina School of Science and Math

Tour NCSSM, talk with students, and do an activity.

February

6th

Registration for MLB Day

Mentors please make sure your mentees are registered for MLB day and your names and t-shirts sizes are sent to Dr. Smith!

12th

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.

20th

3:30-5pm

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Tour

Private tour of the Veterinary school. Must wear closed toe shoes.

21st

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

2nd

4-5pm

Duke University Science Research Lab Tour

This tour includes looking at cells under a microscope, 1-2 science demonstrations, and an opportunity to discuss graduate school or careers as scientists.

13th

8:30am-2pm

Majorie Lee Browne Day

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

15th

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!

24th

3:30-5pm

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Tour

Private tour of the Veterinary school. Must wear closed toe shoes.

April

6th

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center.

8th

3:30-4:30pm

Chief Medical Examiner's Office, Raleigh

If you're a CSI fan or interested in forensic medicine, this may be the field trip for you.

11th

9:30am-3:30pm

Duke University Engineering

Visit Duke and learn about the engineering program. Tour labs and facilities, participate in a water balloon slingshot contest. Lunch is provided!

15th

3:30-4:30pm

Chief Medical Examiner's Office, Raleigh

If you're a CSI fan or interested in forensic medicine, this may be the field trip for you.

23rd

4-5pm

Duke Children's Center

Meet with a female pediatrician or female scientists. Tour the Children's Health Center.

29th

3:30-5pm

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Tour

Private tour of the Veterinary school. Must wear closed toe shoes.

May

20th

M3 Dinner

DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham 27705

Letter to Parents

June