Girls Who Build – Make Your Own Wearables Workshop

Make Your Own Wearables

This weekend, some very talented women engineers will be hosting the event, Make your own Wearables for high school girls at MIT Lincoln Labs in Lincoln, MA.

The “Make your own wearables” workshop for high school girls is an introduction to engineering through wearable technology. The full day workshop hosted by MIT Lincoln Laboratory on Saturday December 13th consists of two major hands-on projects in manufacturing and wearable electronics. The activities include 3d printing jewelry and laser cutting a purse, as well as programming LEDs to light up when walking. Participants will learn the design process, 3d computer modeling, and machine shop tools; in addition to writing code and building a circuit.

Two guest speakers will be presenting the application of wearable technology: Michael Gibson from Embr Labs, the company that created “Wristify,” a finalist for the international 2014 Intel Make It Wearable Competition; and Katy Olesnavage, a MIT researcher designing the next generation of prosthetics.  Registration includes snack, lunch, and activity materials.

How to Register:

Program is now full, but you can submit your information to be on the waitlist, or to be on the mailing list for next year, it fills up very fast!

Cost: $20

Audience: High School Girls

Thank you Kristen Railey for sharing your SOLIDWORKS skills and engineering passion with these young women.  Check out Kristen’s STEM blog for inspiring the next generation of engineers.

Thank you too “Girls who Build” for sharing with our SolidWorks Community.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard