Join Suffolk County Community College for an exciting educational event on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 8:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the William J. Lindsay Building on the Ammerman Campus in Selden, NY.
Designed to help girls in grades 9-12 better understand and explore careers in Architecture, Automotive Technology, Coding and Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Radio/TV Production, through discussion and hands-on breakout sessions. Attendees will choose 3 out of 6 different session topics.
The conference is free but registration is required.
Parents are not required to stay for the full event but are encouraged to stay for the opening overview at 9:15 a.m.
Lunch will be provided for all students who are attending.
We would like to include photos of the attendees in the event for promotion purposes. If you would like your daughter to be included, please download and complete our Photo Release and return it to us the morning of the event. Thank you.
Event Sessions and Presenters
Please register for only 3 out of the following 6 sessions by clicking on “Register Today” for each session chosen.
3D Model in a Flash!
Natalie Niemann, Professor of Construction/Architectural Technology (View Bio/Credentials)
Learn how to quickly 3D model a small building using the software Revit; create walls, insert doors and windows, add a floor and a roof, insert trees and people. Once the model is complete, learn how to create a 3D perspective view of your building. This informative hands-on session will give you a good idea of what architecture is about and the exciting future it holds.
Dr. Susan Frank, Professor of Cybersecurity (View Bio/Credentials)
In this workshop, you will learn how to attack a drone. One person will ﬂy a drone, and the other team members will use known vulnerabilities to take control of the drone. You will use tools on the Kali Linux operating system installed on a Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer. Kali Linux includes tools used by Cybersecurity professionals to discover and exploit vulnerabilities.
Fast & Furious!
Teresa Noto, Professor of Automotive Technology (View Bio/Credentials)
Do you have a DREAM car? Is it gasoline powered, a hybrid or fully electric? Whether you love speed, comfort or luxury, automotive engineers and design teams continuously strive to utilize the latest technologies to help driver’s dreams come true! Learn about automotive innovations and experience a hands-on demonstration with a new all-electric TESLA vehicle! Attendees will build and leave with their own mini electric car and knowledge of many exciting careers in the automotive industry!
Just do IT!
Christina Johnston, ITS Trainer (View Bio/Credentials)
Love solving puzzles? Want to be in a career where you can learn something new every day? Information Technology (IT) might be right for you! As an IT technician, you'll need to know how computers work, how to diagnose and fix issues, replace and maintain hardware, manage software, accounts and networks, and how to build a system. With new technologies becoming available every day, you'll never feel stuck in a dying field. As a girl, you may think the computer world is only for techie boys, but IT needs people like you who can bridge the gap between the consumer and their technology needs. In this workshop you’ll get hands on experience assembling a computer while learning about the various parts involved. Attendees will leave with an electronic copy of their own system build and the knowledge of how to put it together.
Make & Explore!
Dr. Glenda Denicolo, Professor of Physical Sciences (View Bio/Credentials)
Come play with Arduinos and sensors. We will put together a thermostat (a device that senses the temperature and performs an action if the temperature is not in the desired range), and experiment with it at different conditions. You will learn about electronics, coding, and have fun in the process!
Write, Produce, Direct!
Gayle Sheridan, Assistant Academic Chair of Communications/Radio/TV/Film (View Bio/Credentials)
Join us in our state-of-the-art TV studio for a behind the scenes look at what it takes to write, produce and direct your own TV show! If you love creativity, enjoy working with technology and want to be part of an exhilarating field, then attend this workshop. See you in Studio 28!