Be A (Virtual) Role Model


Who is a Role Model?

Anyone can be a Role Model: women, men, engineers, technicians, educators, and parents. Our Role Models are diverse. But they have one thing in common—the understanding that role models can help girls and boys from all communities and backgrounds.

Covid-19 has impacted every aspect of our life, including how we volunteer our time. As tempting as it may be to sit it out and wait for things to return to ‘normal’, we encourage you to consider all you still can do.

Sign up as a Role Model and help students realize their potential.


What does a Role Model do?

You make a difference. You teach. You learn. You inspire

As a DiscoverE Role Model your level of involvement is entirely up to you. You can engage students in a variety of ways:

Sometimes one interaction can change the course of a child’s future.  

In as little as 45 minutes you can tell the students about your job, how your work makes a difference, lead a hands-on engineering activity, and answer their questions!

           Connect with middle school students right from your computer. Sign up as a Future City virtual mentor or judge and help students see the wonders of engineering as they create cities of the future.


Why Volunteer?

Here’s what DiscoverE Role Models had to say about their experience:

  • 100% say volunteering was a good use of their time.
  • 84% say that volunteering with students reminds them of what they like about their chosen profession.

And when we asked them what they liked most, they said:

  1. Talking and working with the students
  2. Doing hands-on activities 
  3. Listening to the panel discussions
  4. That the students were learning about engineering

 

Sign Up: Be a DiscoverE Role Model