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Pre-registration has closed. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the museum on the event day.

When I Grow Up Career Exploration Event

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hosted by: The Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos
Cost: $15/person and includes all-day museum admission (girls and tag-alongs that register by October 1 will also receive a fun patch) 
Registration Deadline: Pre-registration has closed. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the museum on the event day.

K-12 Girl Scouts of all ages along with their friends & family members are invited to our STEAM (science, technology, art, engineering, math) career exploration event.  Explore your interests, meet inspiring women in STEAM, and learn more about how you can excel in STEAM fields.   

There will be interactive activity booths for all ages. Older girls can participate in special hands-on workshops and career panels.  

Thank you to the following corporate and community partners for your support in this event! 

Event Partners:

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging - older girl workshop (Fruit Flies)  
Cisco – cybersecurity activities
Civil Air Patrol - Bay Area Group 2 - Pepper's Ghost - Exploring Optics and Illusions
Chabot Space and Science Center - Electromagnetic Spectrum Bracelets
Code One Programming - Circuit Bugs! And older girl workshop (Arduino Building)
GoFly Team Trek - Go Fly Team Trek will make people fly! 
GSNorCal Google VEX Robotics team troop 43426 – VEX robotics demos 
GSNorCal STEM, Environment, and Outdoors  
The Hiller Aviation Museum - kite making in the Invention Lab and visit the DronePlex
IEEE Women in Photonics - older girl workshop (Photonics is Fun)
iFLY SF Bay - Parachute Challenge and Force of Flight 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Energy Efficiency and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Lawrence Hall of Science - Fly High!
Lockheed Martin – engineering activities
NASA in Silicon Valley - 2019 Moon Phase calendar, E-Textiles with LED's, Have I Been To Space?, Astrobiology: Extremophiles, Outreach on Mars 2020 Mission of the Mars Helicopter, and more
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District - water cycle bracelets 
Raspberry Pi Foundation  - Bring Coding to Life with Raspberry Pi!
Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT) - various activities
Society of Women Engineers - Santa Clara Valley - Binary Birthday Coding Bracelets
Space Cookies VEX Robotics team 1868 - VEX robotics demos
TeenTechSF - Student-led maker movement activities featuring Makey Makey and littleBits
Woodard & Curran - various environmental activities

Older Girl Workshops & Career Panels

Older girls in 6th-12th grades; Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, will have an opportunity to pre-register for one or two special hands-on workshop or career panel. Space is limited and will be prioritized for girls that register by September 22. 

2:00 PM-2:50 PM:

“Arduino Building” by  Code One Programming
As of September 27, this workshop is FULL.
Learn about how to use simple electronics and engineering to make fun projects! We will be using Arduino, a simple programmable tool for our project. We will utilize motors, lights, sensors and more to create something fun!


Career panel featuring the following STEM professionals:
Dr. Ann-Sofie Schreurs - NASA/KBR, Senior Staff Scientist (Biology - Space Research)
Robin Cort - Woodard & Curran, Senior Technical Practice Leader (Environmental)
Erika Hansen - Applied Materials, Process Engineer (Materials Engineering - Semiconductors)
Hannah Kallewaard-Lum - Roche, Technical Project Manager II (Science - Biotech)
Dr. Maria Zurek  - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Postdoctoral Scholar (Physics)
Michele Guel - Cisco, Distinguished Engineer (CyberSecurity)

3:15 PM-4:05 PM:

“Fruit Flies; The Giant of Scientific Research” by The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Learn about these tiny important insects and the role they play in scientific research. We will investigate using fruit flies in biomedical research and design an experiment to determine the age of fruit flies.

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“Photonics is Fun!” by IEEE Women in Photonics
Learn about the basic principles of optics and the ways in which we can harness the power of light to see, to communicate and to study this world and the worlds beyond.


Robotics Row

Visit the west corner of the exhibit hall for an interactive robotics experience with the GSNorCal Space Cookies VEX Team 1868 and Google-GSNorCal VEX Team 43426.

Hiller Aviation’s Drone Plex and Invention Lab

Visit the east side of the exhibit hall for interactive activities in Hiller's Drone Plex and Invention Lab.

Other event details:

Day-of event admission:
The last day to register with GSNorCal is October 4. Missed the GSNorCal registration deadline? You can buy a ticket at the door! Day-of admission cost for adults: $23, seniors 65+ and children 4+: $16 (4 and under are free), and Hiller Aviation Members pay just $5/person.

Please note: Older girl workshops and career panel have limited space due to room capacity and are prioritized for girls registered by September 22. If space allows, day-of walk-ins will be accommodated.

Flight Sim Zone:
With expert help from one of our volunteer pilots, discover how airplanes move in three-dimensions with your hands at the controls. Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required. $4 per pass (in addition to event admission). Pass is free for Hiller Aviation Museum Members.