On September 27, 2020, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Society ofHispanic Professional Engineers and the Exploratorium hosted Día de la Ingeniería/Latinx Engineering Day 2020, a freebilingual (Spanish/English) program for audiences of all ages, from creative children who love to make things to teens and young adults interested in engineering careers to professionals curious about their colleagues’ projects. The Latinx Engineering Day event included “Meet the Engineers”—a conversation with professionals working in a variety of engineering disciplines. A videoof the hour-long conversation is available for freeonline—no prior registration required. In the video, Priscilla Nguyen, President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, engages in conversation with Luis Aguilar, mechanical engineer, Lockheed Martin; Christy Fernandez-Cull, head of sensors, Lyft; Emerson Malca, engineering manager, Apple; Andres Martin, project manager, ProVen Management; and Ana Perez, tech consultant, Accenture. Nguyen is a design engineer at a structural engineering firm in Oakland, California
SageModeler is an intuitive modeling tool being developed at TheConcord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University for middle school and high school students to build their own models and validate their model design using real-world data.
Registration for the 2021–2022 season is now open for all FIRST programs—preK–grade 12. Project-based, hands-on FIRST programs introduce students to engineering and coding in an engaging, inclusive, and creative classroom or afterschool learning environment where students work collaboratively to solve an annual robotics challenge.