A key goal of the Engineers’ Club is outreach to students, both at the K-12 level, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.
We strive to be a resource for parents, educators, counselors, students, the public, and the media to help answer the question “What does an engineer do?” and related questions such as the education required. At the post-secondary level, we work with the local colleges and universities in supporting engineering students.
There are many discipline-specific technical societies; they and the local universities and engineering firms have various programs for encouraging students in engineering. Many of these programs require significant volunteer effort. But there is no one location to pull the information together or to help connect program-providers with potential volunteers.
Our goal is not to create new programs. Rather, we are working with the various societies, universities, and companies to provide a “one-stop shop” that can:
match program-providers with volunteers and with potential program participants
be a resource about engineering for K-12 stakeholders
be a resource to provide information on engineering programs at local colleges / universities
support members of the Club chapters at local colleges / universities
Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia
In support of the first two bullet items above, the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation (the charitable arm of the Club) developed, courtesy of an in-kind grant from IBM, developed Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia, a new student outreach website. There are two main components to the site:
1) information about engineering for students, parents, educators, and the general public and
2) information about various programs in the region that introduce students to engineering, as well as scholarships and internships for college students.
If you have a K-12 engineering-related program, scholarship, or internship that you ™d like to advertise, you can now register as a œprogram provider and add your program information to the site. This could be a camp, competition, demonstration, hands-on activity / mentoring program, tour, lecture, scholarship, or internship. Go to www.DiscoverEngPhila.org to register and to enter your program information. Contact Susan Best for more information and questions.
The Club has a Speakers Bureau. The intent is to be a resource for speakers as part of student outreach efforts in the schools (both K-12 and collegiate), as speakers for the engineering and technical society regular programs and /or special events, and to speak to the press upon request
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: Engineer's Club of PhiladelphiaOrganization Street Address: n/aOrganization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19106Organization Phone Number: 267-639-1234Short Description of Organization:
"The ECP is dedicated to relationship building and networking among technical professionals, communication and collaboration among engineers, raising the awareness of engineering in our society, and the professional development of its members. Its vision is to be the unifying club for engineers and related professionals in the Greater Philadelphia Region.the Club has activities with engineers in every branch of the profession. We are the main organization in which all affiliates and technical societies are connecting and communicating. Many other industries and businesses that work with engineers or want to work with engineers also join our club to harness the immense networking opportunities the Club provides. We offer many benefits for our members and have a rich and proud history. Over the years the Club has had prominent engineers as members including Thomas A. Edison, Herbert Hoover and David Sarnoff. In fact, nine Presidents of the Franklin Institute have been members.
The Club has activities with engineers in every branch of the profession. We are the main organization in which all affiliates and technical societies are connecting and communicating. Many other industries and businesses that work with engineers or want to work with engineers also join our club to harness the immense networking opportunities the Club provides. We offer many benefits for our members and have a rich and proud history. Over the years the Club has had prominent engineers as members including Thomas A. Edison, Herbert Hoover and David Sarnoff. In fact, nine Presidents of the Franklin Institute have been members."Program Street Address: n/a
19106Program Phone Number: 267-639-1234Which one best describes your organization?: Non-ProfitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply): EngineeringWhich other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes
- Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
- Project-Based Learning
- Workforce Development
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
- Center City
- South Philadelphia
- Southwest Philadelphia
- West Philadelphia
- Lower North Philadelphia
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
- Kindergarten - 2nd grade
- 3rd - 6th grade
- 7th - 8th grade
- 9th -12th grade
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not knowWho can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groupsCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know
- Native American
- Middle Eastern
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: NoIs transportation to and from your program provided?: Other