Engineer a Marble Run with Berkeley Engineering – EVENT FULL

October 22, 2020, 3:30 pm

5:00 pm

All hands on deck! This is one design challenge you won’t want to miss. Your mission: design a marble run from simple materials and household objects. Grab your cereal boxes and paper towel tubes, and let’s put that holey sock to use! While we build, we’ll talk about engineering and what engineers do, and how engineers use prototypes to test their designs. We’ll also share other ideas for exploring engineering at home.


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Berkeley’s Girls in Engineering (GiE) program runs camps where participants learn about engineering in a fun, hands-on way. At GiE, we cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and fun environment that is designed to show how exciting engineering can be. Our program is open to San Francisco Bay Area students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. During camp, students explore engineering, meet new friends and mentors, and develop their teamwork skills. GiE participants come from all over the Bay Area, with diverse interests and various experiences with engineering. While some campers already love engineering or science, for many, this is their first time exploring engineering. In addition to hands-on activities, campers create team projects and practice their presentation skills, enjoy social time with each other and our high school volunteers, and visit a variety of locations around campus. Berkeley Engineering’s faculty, staff, alumni and, in particular, our dedicated students are happy to offer their expertise and enthusiasm to future engineers by providing tours, workshops and hands-on activities that illustrate how engineers are changing the world. For more information about our programs, please visit