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2019–2020 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.

January 5, 2019: Get Linked In with Microsoft
Join the wonderful staff at Microsoft for a morning of networking coaching and careers in computers! Participants in this workshop will learn how to create a compelling profile of your capabilities and accomplishments and how to grow your professional network. They will also learn about careers at Microsoft and get a tour of the store. Our hosts will provide lunch as well as gaming during lunch also, don't miss it!

January 17, 2019: High Tech Fair, Family Night
The High Tech Fair is an event for students in grades 7-12 to learn about the opportunities available to them as they pursue a career within a scientific field. The science that students learn in the classroom is complemented with real-life applications through interactive experiences provided by participating local STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-related industries. These businesses are ready to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers. Over 30 booths with exhibitor representatives and hands-on activities will be available for students to explore.

January 26, 2019: Design Thinking & Cyber with Booz Allen Hamilton
Join us for this intriguing workshop on design thinking and cyber bullying! Female leaders from Booz Allen will share their Cyber and Engineering focused career experiences with selected participants, exposing them to a range of possibilities for a future in STEM. Participants will also compete in a case study challenge, using “Design Thinking” frameworks to problem solve an issue of social good, in this case: Cyber-bullying. Through the full lifecycle of problem solving, from deconstructing a challenge to presenting each solution to a panel of judges, participants will have the opportunity to work in teams, be exposed to senior leaders, and most importantly, have fun! Lunch & refreshments will be provided.

February 16, 2019: Hide and Go Seagrass
Join the San Diego State University (SDSU) Coastal Marine Science team for an exploration of what makes a healthy marine ecosystem! Participants in this workshop will learn about seagrass habitat and why they are important, what makes seagrass beds a healthy habitat, and how different amounts of habitat structure can affect the animals that live in seagrass. They will also learn about careers in marine conservation and meet female marine researchers and learn more about their educational paths to get to where they are.

February 23, 2019: Fiscally Smart with Wells Fargo
We can agree that money is fun to get and spend, but what is fiscal literacy and what role can it play in your life? Attend this workshop to learn how to start saving and how to boost your earning power. Participants will also learn about topics such as school loans, balancing a budget, building credit, and career paths in the banking industry. This is an informative workshop you won't want to miss!

March 8, 2019: International Women’s Day Event
Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspiration, engineering, and girl power as we celebrate women and the amazing things they do through engineering! We will have hands-on activities for the whole family showcasing engineering concepts and careers in engineering. We will have a screening of the award winning film Dream Big and a Q&A panel afterwards. There will be refreshments provided.

March 16, 2019: Pfenex- From Genes to Vaccines
Discover what the components of a vaccine are and learn, through hands-on activities, about all the steps involved from designing and cloning DNA coding for specific proteins, to fermenting and purifying large amounts of protein that will be used to make a vaccine. Participants will meet female scientists and learn about their trajectories in science.

April 13, 2019: Mouse Dissection & Histology
Join the UCSD Biomedical Sciences department to discover how physiological, histological, and morphological tests and techniques are applied when discovering new therapeutics. In a series of hands-on workshop rotations, students will learn about what it's like to perform research in an academic setting. After the hands on- portion participants will also have time to talk one-on-one with scientists at lunch to learn about their path and their personal trajectory careers in science.

April 19, 2019: BE WiSE Overnight at Living Coast Discovery Center
Welcoming the incoming cohort of the BE WiSE program this is the first overnight of the year! Participants in this workshop will hear a keynote speech by a special guest, participate in hands-on activities, meet other likeminded girls and chat with female scientists over dinner, and have a blast at the sleepover with a movie and snacks.

April 20, 2019: WILDCOAST Shoreline Laboratory
Join WILDCOAST for a half day of immersive activities in the Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve in La Jolla, CA. Students will participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, gaining the opportunity to see research in action, explore careers in marine science, and speak with researchers. Students will then head to the beach and become scientists themselves, collecting valuable data for the statewide Marine Protected Area Watch (mpawatch.org) community science program while exploring the Matlahuayl marine protected area.

April 26, 2019: BE WiSE Overnight at UCSD School of Engineering
Welcoming the incoming cohort of the BE WiSE program this is the second overnight of the year! Participants in this workshop will hear a keynote speech by a special guest, participate in hands-on activities, meet other likeminded girls and chat with female scientists over dinner, and have a blast at the sleepover with a movie and snacks.

April 27, 2019: Forensics with the San Diego Sheriff’s Office
In this introduction to the San Diego Sheriff's Crime Lab participants will spend the afternoon at the new 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 crime scene investigation, questioned documents, trace analysis, blood alcohol, firearms, narcotics, and fingerprints. BE WiSE members will then tour the crime laboratory and learn more about DNA through actual testing. Use new skills to help solve a crime!

May 3, 2019: BE WiSE Overnight at the San Diego Zoos Institute for Conservation Research
Welcoming the incoming cohort of the BE WiSE program this is the third and final overnight of the year! Participants in this workshop will hear a keynote speech by a special guest, participate in hands-on activities, meet other likeminded girls and chat with female scientists over dinner, and have a blast at the sleepover with a movie and snacks.

June 8, 2019: BE WiSE at The Del Mar Fair
We invite you to represent BE WiSE at the Del Mar County Fair on June 8th. This will provide an excellent opportunity for us to show the public the great work that BE WiSE does for the community in empowering young girls to pursue STEM careers! You will be sharing your experience with the public, in addition to facilitating some activities that we have planned. We have 6 volunteer opportunities for this event; admission prices will be waived for selected applicants.

June 15, 2019: Forensic Mystery Case
Participants in this workshop will meet a Criminalist from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's office and learn about her career path. Additionally, they will learn about the DNA analysis process and information about moving forward towards a career in forensic science. Participants will work through simulated case scenarios, discuss how the evidence in their case scenarios can help determine a connection between individuals involved, and determine which exams to perform to corroborate the case scenario details as well as eligibility of DNA profiles into the national DNA database system.

June 22, 2019: Fruit Fly Genetics & Heart Disease
Have you ever wondered how fruit flies can serve as a model for studying heart disease? Participants in this workshop will learn about heart function and atrial fibrillation. They will see how the fruit fly heart compares to human heart function and why it can be used as a model system and identify genetic markers. Participants will be able to watch beating hearts in dissected flies and learn researchers quantify heart function in the fly.

July 13, 2019: Composting and Climate Change
Learn about the effects of trash on our environment and the relationship between composting and soil health in this interactive workshop at the El Corazon Composting Facility. In addition to learning about the science of composting, participants will get a tour of the facility and they will have an opportunity to make a home sized compost bin and learn about being a woman business owner. Lunch will be included.

July 24, 2019: Green Engineering with the Energy Coalition
This green design workshop is not to be missed! Participants will be going through a variety of investigations towards the creation of a green building design. Participants will interact with solar circuits, a demonstration garden walk-through, and design software. Meet female engineers and learn more about their trajectory and how they got to where they are.

August 3, 2019: BE WiSE Forum of Ideas
What is a Teen Café you might ask? It's the budding leadership branch of the BE WiSE program and we want YOU to take part in shaping it's future! This half day session will involve brainstorming and shaping the future of a by teens for teens experience that will help you develop your leadership skills and connect you with scientist to help them create activities that teens care about. The BE WiSE Forum of Ideas is going to be a facilitated experience where you will work with other BE WiSE girls to help shape the Teen Cafe model in a fun environment where you will learn about your own leadership style and get to meet other likeminded teens.

August 6, 2019: Drug Discovery at Vertex
Join the scientists at the pharmaceutical company Vertex to learn more about the process of how new drugs are discovered, tested, and brought onto market. In this workshop you will meet women scientist who work at Vertex and learn more about their careers, tour the facility and labs, and get to engage in a hands-on activity. Lunch is included with this workshop.

August 31, 2019: Marine Health at Hubbs
Join us for this special opportunity to go behind the scenes at the research arm of Sea World to learn more about how they focus on creating healthy habitats for marine creatures. Hubbs Sea World Research Institute has four areas of study: Wildlife Populations (Ecology), Ocean Health (Physiology), Animal Behavior (Bioacoustics), and Sustainable Seafood (Aquaculture). For this workshop participants will delve into two of these through hands on activities relating to fish health and aquatic mammal behavior and senses.

September 12, 2019: BE WiSE New Member Back to School Celebration
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with this spacey back to school event! Join other new members in an evening full of hands on activities, guest speakers, snacks, and an IMAX film from the Fleet vault. Learn about ways you can conduct original research in astrometry as a team member and complete a scientific research paper accepted for publication. Bring the whole family!

September 14, 2019: Totally Turbines
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 with female engineers.

September 21, 2019: Using Data to Solve the Gender Gap in STEM
Join us for this intriguing workshop on creatively addressing the gender gap in science! Female leaders from Booz Allen will share their Cyber and Engineering focused career experiences with participants, exposing them to a range of possibilities for a future in STEM. Participants will also compete in a case study challenge, utilizing data science to find creative solutions for the gender gap in STEM. Lunch & refreshments will be provided.

October 12, 2019: Women in Construction
Have you ever wondered about what it takes to be a woman in the male dominated field of construction? In this workshop participants will tour an actual construction site and meet with the superintendents in charge of the site. Following the tour, they will receive a presentation on the basics of construction and building planning including all the facets and people involved to make it happen. Participants will also meet with the female employees and learn more about how they got into a career in construction and what they love about their jobs.

October 27, 2019: Wormy Science
Join female scientist from the Sandford Burnham Prebys corporation for this wormy workshop! Participants will learn about the microscopic roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, commonly found in soil and rotten fruit and how it is a model organism for research. After a presentation on the worm’s anatomy and life cycle, the participants will team up in groups of two and will look at different kinds of C. elegans mutants under the microscope. They will learn about worm anatomy and movement patterns and complete a hand- on activity with the goal to highlighting the scientific approach of observing, describing and making conclusions. In addition, participants get to meet women scientist, tour the Sandford Burnham Prebys labs, and learn more about how they could become researcher scientists.

 

More details and events will be added throughout the year!