FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 6, 2015

Contact: Helene Finger
805-756-2350; hfinger@calpoly.edu

Kristina Mai
klmai@calpoly.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cal Poly Students to Visit Elementary Classrooms Feb. 24-27 to Promote Engineering Education

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As part of National Engineers Week, Cal Poly’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will visit local fourth grade classrooms to teach students about the field of engineering and conduct hands-on science demonstrations. By reaching out, SWE members hope to get students interested in math, science and all things related to engineering.

Who: Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers

What: Fourth Grade Days

When: Feb. 24-27

Who/Where: More than 640 fourth-grade students from schools in Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria will participate.

Why: “Our goal is to teach elementary school students what engineering is all about and make it fun and memorable,” said Cal Poly civil engineering student Kristina Mai, collegiate elementary outreach chair for SWE’s Fourth Grade Days. “Participants will be asked to build a paper structure, and then test its strength by stacking textbooks on top. Whoever can stack the most textbooks without crushing their paper structure wins.”
Schedule: To schedule photographs or video of the class sessions, contact the schools in advance and check in at their administrative offices before entering the classrooms. 
**Note: Schedule is subject to change.

Elementary School

City

Teacher

Date of Visit

Time of Visit

Ocean View Elementary

Arroyo Grande

K. Mitchell

2/27/2015

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Margaret Harloe Elementary

Arroyo Grande

S. Scudder

2/25/2015

1 – 2 p.m.

Shell Beach Elementary

Pismo Beach

C. Boatenhamer
S. Sharp

2/24/2015
2/24/2015

1:10 – 2:10 p.m.
1:10 – 2:10 p.m.

Tunnell Elementary

Santa Maria

D.DuBransky

2/24/2015

8:10 - 9:10 a.m.

Oakley Elementary

Santa Maria

T. Crowl
S. Gemignani
A. Tognazzini

2/24/2015
2/25/2015
2/27/2015

1:25 – 2:25 p.m.
1 – 2 p.m.
1 – 2 p.m.

Sanchez Elementary

Santa Maria

V. Scozzari
J. Ikenoyama

2/24/2015
2/24/2015

11– 11:50 a.m.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Ontiveros Elementary

Santa Maria

L. Chandless
E. Carlson

2/24/2015
2/25/2015

12:40 – 1:40 p.m.
11 a.m. – noon

WL Adams Elementary

Santa Maria

J. Reyes
S. Gonzalez

2/25/2015
2/27/2015

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
1 – 2:00 p.m.

Robert Bruce Elementary

Santa Maria

M. Cullen

2/27/2015

9 – 10 a.m.

Sinsheimer Elementary

San Luis Obispo

K. Peters
G. Becker

2/25/2015
2/25/2015

9 – 10 a.m.
9 – 10 a.m.

Bishop’s Peak Elementary

San Luis Obispo

M. Williams
Erin Wynn

2/25/2015
2/26/2015

9 – 10 a.m.
11 a.m. – noon

Hawthorne Elementary

San Luis Obispo

J. Rorden

2/26/2015

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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