Tuesday, February 12, 2008

In-class announcements

Yesterday we tackled more in-class announcements, by "we" I mean a couple outreach committee members, a fellow TESC board member, and myself. All in all, we were able to recruit an additional 11 volunteers! We were all very excited to see the positive outcome. We will definitely be doing more in-class announcements for the rest of the week. Our volunteer numbers are getting up there and it looks like we will most definitely reach the optimal number of volunteers!!! This is great because we want the middle school students to have the best student-to-mentor ratio that we can give them.

Here's a breakdown of what we have planned:
8:00 am - 9:30 am - Breakfast, volunteer check-in, set-up
9:30 am-9:45 am - Student check-in
9:45 am - 10 am - Opening remarks, students group with their mentors
10:00 am - 11:30 am - Campus/Lab Tours
11:30am - 1:00pm - Lunch, Design Competition, Prizes
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Lead students back to busses, clean-up

Stefanie and I went over logistics today. It looks like everything will be OK! We were a little worried at first because we were afraid that we would place too many people in one area at once, but looking at Stefanie's organized file, it was very easy to see where the flow of each group would be going. During the campus/lab tours, each group will have a chance to see a small part of the campus, visit one engineering lab, and then see the Engineering Courtyard. In case I didn't mention before, the Engineering Courtyard will consist of engineering student organizations (with COOL experiments), industry representatives, and a robot from SPAWAR! We want the students to have a well-rounded experience, and it looks like they will have it!

We're also in the works of putting together a volunteer package so that each volunteer will have everything they need in order to lead the students. In this package, each volunteer will have an emergency contact list, detailed schedule, maps and directions to where they need to go, information sheet containing suggested things to talk to the students about, a competition rules sheet, and other little important information.

Enspire is EIGHT days away -- crazy!! It's a little scary when I think of all the little things we still have to do, but I know we will get them done! Until next time!

1 comment:

Daniel said...

thanks for the update!