Some of tomorrow's engineering students at Scripps Ranch High -- girls from Marshall and Wangenheim middle schools -- met up with today's engineering students recently to find out what they can expect in high school, while their parents heard about opportunities at San Diego State University.
included checking out the Scripps Ranch High engineering facilities,
including the 3D drawing programs and building solar-powered cars.
Scripps Ranch students involved in the event are all members of the
Society of Women Engineers club at the high school. The club’s mission
is to foster a female community and encourage students to pursue STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes and careers. The
club also participates in local STEM events and opportunities and is
mentored by the professional chapter of the San Diego Society of Women
While the middle school girls participated in the
activities, parents attended an informational session with
representatives from San Diego State University’s Project Lead the Way
program and the professional chapter of the San Diego Society of Women
The courses taught at Scripps Ranch, as well as other
high schools in the district, are part of a agreement with the College
of Engineering at San Diego State University. Students who follow the
requirements are guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at
SDSU upon high school graduation.
The San Diego Society of Women
Engineers discussed the obstacles women face in STEM careers and how to
overcome the stereotypes of women in STEM fields.
one of the sponsors for the event, provided funding for the
refreshments made by the culinary arts students at Scripps Ranch and
provided the take away gifts for the middle school girls. The
engineering program at Scripps Ranch High School is supported in the
district by the Office of College, Career and Technical Education. For
more information about the event, please contact Marsi Sponsler, CCTE
Engineering Teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.