Engineering Saturdays will have fun, hands-on activities within each module of the schedule. Multiple modules are scheduled during each session and each module lasts for the full duration of the sessions.
Each module will be targeted to certain age levels. The age levels break down as follows:
Activity age levels :
- 9th – 12th high school grades : age-appropriate engineering presentations and hands-on activities
- 5th – 8th middle school grades : age-appropriate engineering presentations and hands-on activities
- 1st – 4th elementary grades : age-appropriate engineering presentations and hands-on activities
- Accompanying adults : attend activities with students or attend college knowledge session on applications, financial aid, and other topics or relax in Nedderman Hall atrium while students attend sessions.
The goal of outreach to parents and families is to promote the importance of engineering in our society and of STEM education for their children. Engineering Saturday will also give our partners the opportunity to advertise to the parents and families about opportunities or products that would be of interest to them. We also hope that some parents/ family members will be alumni of UTA and that this event will draw them back to campus to see what changes and improvements have been made and to reconnect them with the university. Finally, for family members who are STEM professionals, Engineering Saturday allows them to meet and network with faculty and other professionals in their field.