Explore: Strategy 5 Resources
This site is for students, K-12 teachers and parents who have an interest in engineering. It offers an interactive eGFI Web site, a print and digital magazine, e-newsletters and flash cards.
- GADgET (Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering & Technology) Camp
These all-girls summer camp programs create a safe place for teen girls to explore their interest in engineering technology. Girls receive their own tool kit, learn to use heavy equipment, and apply math and science concepts to projects they complete during the program. GADgET Camp is sponsored in part by a foundation affiliated with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association.
- Manufacture Your Future
For schools, this Web site offers free resources for 3rd – 12th grade classrooms to develop key STEM and critical thinking skills in students around advanced manufacturing. All resources are aligned to national education standards. For parents, this Web site offers a career guide, discussion starters and self-paced module to encourage your child to explore the many exciting careers in advanced manufacturing.
- Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October. Every year, thousands of manufacturers around the country open their doors to address common misperceptions about advanced manufacturing and really show what advanced manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.
- Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) and The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
At NBT summer advanced manufacturing camps, campers design and build a product and experience the start-to-finish satisfaction of creating something they made with their own hands. Throughout the process, students learn to use design software and operate various kinds of advanced manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert advanced manufacturing instructors. The campers tour local advanced manufacturing facilities to learn about the kinds of jobs that exist, the skills and training that are required, and how those businesses developed.
- Rosie’s Girls
Rosie’s Girls is a one-week summer day camp that helps girls develop grit, connections with other girls, and awareness of expanded possibilities as they explore hands-on STEM- and Trades-related activities. Girls entering 6, 7, and 8th grades practice carpentry and engineering skills as they invent, design and build cooperative projects.
- Summer Manufacturing Institute (SMI) – Alliance for Working Together Foundation
SMI offers weeklong day camps with an advanced manufacturing focus for 5th and 6th grade students. One week is just for girls, and the other week is for everyone.