Competition Planning Committee
The competition planning committee meets once a month between September and January in order to compile mailings and also coordinates miscellaneous tasks between meetings via e-mail. Between February and August, there a few follow-up tasks for the committee to complete, but no meetings. If you would like to volunteer on the competition planning committee please e-mail Karen Armfield, the NYC Regional Competition Coordinator.
A mentor should be an engineer from the New York City metropolitan area who is interested in visiting a local middle school approximately 7-10 times between September and January (one visit every 3 weeks).
Each time you visit the school you will go over a different engineering topic with the students, for example: bridges, buildings, zoning, power supply, power production, water supply, pollution, traffic impacts, transportation, manufacturing, etc. These topics do not have to be spoken about in complete detail; a general overview of each topic will suffice as the students are in seventh and eighth grades. Mentors can be from any engineering discipline, but should have a general knowledge of most of the topics listed.
If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor, have any questions about mentoring, or would like to obtain additional information, please feel free to e-mail Karen Armfield, the NYC Regional Competition Coordinator.
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