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2016-2017 Event Calendar for Current Members

Note that more detailed information will be shared with current members and their parents via email.  If you are a current member or parent and not receiving BE WiSE updates, please contact communityalliances@rhfleet.org.

October 11, 2016:  State of College Admissions with Brady College Counseling
Guest speakers will discuss the steps of the college admissions process and provide information on college applications and what admissions is looking for, as well as a timeline to follow.

October 22, 2016: Understanding Mental Disabilities
Learn more about mental disabilities, current research in the field, and how you can better interact with individuals with mental disabilities.  After a presentation and discussion, BE WiSE members will take a tour of the Fleet Science Center and brainstorm ways to improve its accessibility.

October 23, 2016: Meet the Orion Spacecraft Team
For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a new human spacecraft that will usher in a new era of space exploration. Named after one of the largest constellations in the night sky and drawing from more than 50 years of spaceflight research and development, the Orion spacecraft is designed to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s deep space exploration program for decades to come. It will be the safest, most advanced spacecraft ever built, and it will be flexible and capable enough to take us to a variety of destinations.

October 29, 2016: Women Working Wonders with Water, presented by Carollo
A panel of women engineers will present their engineering career path and will share their passion for working wonders with water and how they've made contributions in the early years of their careers. The workshop will also include a brief overview of water-related projects happening in the local San Diego Community, including both the Pure Water San Diego and the recently completed Carlsbad Desalination Plant.

November 1-10, 2016: BlueTech and Blue Economy Opportunities with The Maritime Alliance
The Maritime Industry brings in more than $14 Billion a year, and supports more than 46,000 jobs in San Diego alone.The Maritime Alliance is providing special opportunities for BE WiSE members to learn about BlueTech, which refers to all water-related technology and spans 16 key industries, from Aquaculture to Shipbuilding to Ocean Monitoring.

November 5, 2016: From Fuel to Facebook?
Join Solar Turbines for a hands-on activity and tour of production areas including: package assembly, turbine assembly, test, and controls.  The activity and tour will be followed by lunch and a question and answer panel.

November 5, 2016: Programming and Careers with UCSD's Women in Computing
UC San Diego's Women in Computing will provide BE WiSE members with an introduction to programming and an overview of computing in STEM careers.

November 12, 2016: STEAM Maker Challenge - Team Meet-and-Greet and Prep Session
Members who will be participating in the STEAM Maker Challenge on December 3 will spend the morning meeting their team members and mentor and developing a plan for the event.

November 17, 2016: National Marine Mammal Foundation's Dads and Daughters Event
DADS is a Q&A panel and activity session dedicated to opening conversations between female students and their male guardians.  The focus of the event is on getting girls involved in STEM and addressing the challenges women in STEM face - both publicly and at home. Attendees will also participate in a hands-on, inquiry-driven activity with the panelists and volunteers.

November 22, 2016: Take a Look at Drug Discovery, presented by the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF)
GNF scientists are committed to pushing the boundaries of science in pursuit of new medicines. Meet these scientists and tour their labs while learning about oncology, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, and infectious disease.  The workshop concludes with lunch and a Q&A with the scientists.

December 3, 2016: STEAM Maker Challenge - Game Day
Members will collaborate in teams of 4-5 on bright ideas to design and build original inventions.  From robotics to fashion, from creative social ideas to wind tunnel testing, there is something for every BE WiSE girl.

January 2, 2017: Let's Talk Astronomy with Dr. Lisa Will
Dr. Lisa Will is the Fleet Science Center’s Resident Astronomer and Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the Department of Physical Sciences at San Diego City College.

January 7, 2017:  Brains, Brains, Brains with UCSD Neuroscience
The UCSD graduate students of The Neurosciences Outreach Program would like to get you excited about the brain. Join them for three interactive activities to learn comparative neuroanatomy of different animal brains and how neurons talk to each other.

January 15, 2017:  Open House to learn about Botball and the Boyce-Astro Astronomy Research Seminar
The BE WiSE Botball team works for six weeks to meet a challenge for competition by building autonomous robots and programming them in C.  The Astronomy Research Seminar will allow BE WiSE members to learn an area of astronomy in depth, propose research, perform obervations on telescopes worldwide, analyze the results and then write a paper.

January 21, 2017: Hands-On Privacy Workshop with the Identity Theft Resource Center
Do you know how much information is shared on the web through your accounts? This interactive workshop will empower BE WiSE members on their mobile devices and teach them how STEM careers are playing a role in the digital world.

January 25, 2017:  Student/Parent Night at High Tech Fair
High Tech Fair's Student/Parent Night is an opportunity to share an authentic STEM learning experience with the entire family. Engage with the interactive exhibits and learn about the technology and careers in San Diego's STEM economy.

February 4, 2017: Introduction to the San Diego Sheriff's Crime Lab
Spend the morning at the San Diego Sheriff's Regional Crime Laboratory learning how the crime lab helps law enforcement solve crimes. There will be a presentation of the disciplines in the crime lab including firearms, narcotics, and fingerprints, and BE WiSE members will then learn more about DNA through a tour of the DNA unit and actual testing in the DNA laboratory. Use new skills to help solve a crime!

February 11, 2017: Young Women in Bio Junior Mentoring Event
This event will bring Women in Bio members with careers in many different areas in the biosciences to talk about what they do. This event will follow the path of how a new medicine is developed, from the very basic science, through clinical testing and development, to marketing - showing how a new medicine eventually makes it to patients. The Women in Bio members will share information about their education and careers, in a small group format with lots of time for questions, to help you understand how many ways there are to get involved in biotech. 

March 18, 2017: From Genes to Biologic Therapies with Pfenex
Discover the components of a "biologic" drug product and learn, through hands-on activities, about the steps involved in making the biologic, including designing and cloning DNA coding for specific proteins, analyzing the proteins and fermenting/purifying large amounts of protein, and ultimately filling the purified protein into a device for administration.

March 27, 2017: Building Visions - Mall Edition at Westfield UTC
This interactive workshop will provide a basic understanding of the key components required for an expansion development at an existing flagship shopping center. Workshop leaders will highlight the varying disciplines working together to problem solve and take an initial design concept and bring it to life.

April 15, 2017: Introduction to Circuits with the UCSD Society of Women Engineers
Students will learn about basic circuit elements and their functions while creating circuits on a breadboard. Workshop leaders will also teach participants about how those circuits translate to real world applications.

April 22, 2017: Matlab Coding Workshop with the UCSD chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society
MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming to solve standard engineering problems. Basic MATLAB techniques and procedures will be taught, and after students have mastered these concepts, they will be presented with an engineering problem that they must solve using MATLAB.

May 20, 2017: Workshop with the Climate Science Alliance

June 30, 2017: Introduction to Neuroscience Methods and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Participants will be introduced to basic neuroscientific principles with an emphasis on research methods, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) electroencephalography (EEG). Activities will include an interactive introduction to neuroanatomy (including sheep brain dissection), visualization and analysis with fMRI data, and a session focusing on neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Additionally, participants will hear college success stories from three women currently pursuing PhDs in Neuroscience and Psychology.

TBD 2017: Tour of Padre Dam Advanced Water Purification Program 

​July 15, 2017: Pre-Contact ARISS workshop

​August 2017: ARISS Contact with the International Space Station

More details and events will be added throughout the year!