February 20th, 2020
As part of National Engineers Week, Envirolution partnered with Tesla to host middle school students across the country to celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on February 20th, 2020.
This event is a national movement to show girls how engineering can be a great career choice and a way to change the world.
We began the partnership with Tesla in 2018 and hosted 60 girls at Gigafactory Nevada. For 2020, we worked with 11 Tesla locations across 5 states, with over 400 girls and 180 Tesla volunteers. At Gigafactory NV, 80 students received a behind-the-scenes tour, participated in a series of STEM activities, heard from U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and had lunch with Tesla team members to learn about careers in STEM.
Here are some quotes from people who attended
A 7th grader from Pine Middle School said, “This was an amazing program and it taught me so much, not only about engineering but also the world of possibilities that are available for women.”
A middle school student from Basis Independent McLean in Virginia, “It was really fun to see how everything works and interacting with the technology.”
A middle school student from Carson City School District, “there needs to be more women empowerment in all fields. I liked Tesla. It made me think of engineering jobs.
When asked when she learned from the event, a middle school student from Carson City School District said, “you can make a change in the world, travel, learn new things each day, see what the future holds. I would love to be an Engineer.”