As part of our efforts to promote math and science among students, Autodesk hosted 17 eighth grade students from Glenbrook Middle School in Concord, California. They visited Autodesk as a field trip as part of the TechBridge program. Techbridge is an afterschool and summer program hosted by Chabot Space & Science Center that encourages girls in technology, science, and engineering through hands-on exercises and informative guest speakers.
The agenda for the students today included:
- Autodesk Bingo - icebreaker introductory exercise where everyone gets to know one another
- Design a room with Autodesk Homestyler
- Fun with faces with Autodesk Fluid FX on an iPad
- Autodesk Scavenger Hunt - running around on our 5th floor
- Lunchtime with one on one time between student and role model - according to one participant, questions ranged from "Did you make Avatar?" to "Who does your hair?"
- Autodesk Gallery Tour
Thanks to Executive Assistant, Bobbie Casey, who organized the event. Thanks to: Alexia Neves, Callie Deardorff, Christine Mann, Grace Hom, Jessica Kuo, Joanna Cook, Julie Hayes, Julie Schiller, Kristen Pearce, Lindsey Chochola, Lynda De Vol, Melissa Dawe, Melissa McLean, Rachel Firestone, Rama Dunayevich, Sheila Tolle, and Susan Holman who served as individual mentors. Thanks to Technical Evangelist, Brian Pene, who gave a guided gallery tour.
We are happy to be a part of these programs. We are looking at our future employees. For more information, see the Techbridge site.
Education is alive in the lab.