Electrical & Computer Engineering Royal Activities
Hosted by: UT Austin Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Visit our Booth: Sunday, March 7, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Scroll on below for 3 Royal Activities:
- Women in ECE aren't Binary
- Princess Mad Libs
- Royal Robots
Recommended Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Recommended Materials: None! Feel free to print out any of the activities.
Activity 1 - Women in ECE aren't Binary: Do you love being in the spotlight and doing testing circuits in the lab? Or are you more of a bold leader and bookworm at heart with a passion for computing? Women in ECE aren't binary! Female engineers are multitalented and multifaceted individuals who have diverse interests that span everything from ballgowns to analytics. Take our quiz to find out which famous woman in Electrical & Computer Engineering that you most closely resemble, and get introduced to binary addition to compute your answer. Activity handouts below or download the quiz and the answers online.
Activity 2 - Princess Mad Libs: The Voltage Kingdom is under attack from the Evil Queen Resistance! Fill in your own fairy tale to see how Princess Voltage defends her kingdom. Learn about concepts such as voltage, resistance, and current on your quest in this ad-lib adventure! Activity handout below or download online.
Activity 3 - Royal Robots: Design your very own robot fit for royalty in this activity! Using programming fundamentals such as if-else, for, and while conditional statements, you'll create your own robot to carry out tasks fit for majesty. Activity handout below or download online.
How does this activity connect to STEM and today's Girl Day theme of Creating in Code: Computing, Cybersecurity, Robotics?
Our activities aim to embody the intersection between creativity and concepts that engineers explore in their education and endeavors. By using relatable activities that tie in fundamental concepts such as conditional statements in robotics that captures Electrical and Computer Engineering that enables software systems for machines and devices, binary addition that enables the calculation of memory addresses and memory storage in Computer Engineering, and foundational concepts such as voltage, resistance, and current that allows for advanced circuitry in Electrical Engineering.
Play our Kahoot while waiting to talk a female engineer in Electrical & Computer Engineering! This Kahoot introduces you to a myriad of robots created by engineers, compete against other girl day attendees by clicking the link below!
Women in Electrical & Computer Engineering (WECE) at the University of Texas at Austin:
WECE fosters a community of engineering women within the Electrical and Computer Engineering department through social, academic, and professional opportunities.
Inspired to pursue Electrical & Computer Engineering? Here are some resources:
Inspiring the next generation of Female Engineers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEeTLopLkEo
Computer Science Unplugged: https://csunplugged.org/en/
NASA Science & Engineering Activities: http://girlsrisenet.org/engineering/nasa-activities
Engineering Girl Electrical & Electronic Engineer: https://www.engineergirl.org/6071/Electrical-Engineer
Electric Girls: https://www.electricgirls.org/
Girls Who Code: https://girlswhocode.com/