by: Claudia Ehringer Lucas
Assistant Professor at ERAU and Society of Women Engineers Faculty Adviser
On Saturday, Jan. 29, members of the Embry-Riddle Society of Women Engineers ventured into the unusually cold weather to clean trash off the beach south of the Daytona Beach pier.
One of many outreach projects that the group does on a regular basis, the event successfully cleared the section of beach of all litter. The event was also attended by a member each of Local Cub Scout Troop 327 and Girl Scout Troop 371.
The Society of Women Engineers is a national organization dedicated to the equal opportunity of women in the engineering workplace. The local Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University chapter promotes these ideals at the collegiate level, and offers numerous outreach events for girls of younger ages as well.
The next such outreach event for younger girls will be on Feb. 26. The event is an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Workshop. This annual event will be virtual this year, and is for third- to fifth-grade girls in Volusia County. The event is limited to the first 150 participants. Visit www.igew.org to view more information and to register for IGEW 2022.