CEGS Outreach

Our Mission Statement

The Council of Engineering Graduate Students Outreach Committee at Auburn University strives to involve engineering graduate students in raising awareness in science and engineering to all students of all ages.


  • Work as a group when possible to spread the word about the Council of Engineering Graduate Students (CEGS)
  • Participate in events that are encouraging to the participants
  • Emphasize on outreach events through College of Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, and individual departments
  • Work towards developing a CEGS specific outreach event in the future


The following is a list of upcoming events that we will be participating in. If you have a specific event that you would like to participate in with the group or are interested in getting involved with the committee please contact us at cegs@auburn.edu.


TEAMS – February 16

Website: http://eng.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/teams.html

Brief description: High School and some Middle School teams compete in tests and engineering scenarios – see website

Need: Help with test administering and grading, checking in teams, and set-up

  • 8 AM: Set-up
  • 8:45 AM: Check-in
  • 9:10 AM: Welcome
  • 9:30 AM: Competition Begins
  • 12 PM: Grade Tests
  • 1:00 PM: Afternoon Competition
  • 3:30 PM: Clean-up


Science Olympiad – February 20

Website: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/cosam/departments/outreach/programs/Science%20Olympiad/index.htm

Brief description: Elementary Science Olympiad – see website

Need: Help with running event


E-Day – February 26 (8 AM to 2 PM)

Website: http://eng.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/eday/index.html

Brief description: see website

Need: Help with overseeing volunteers in help booths and registration, transit help, and information packets

Volunteers need to register through link

Mandatory Volunteer Meeting on February 18 or February 22 in Shelby Center 3206 (McCartney Suite)

GEARSEF (Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair) – March 3 & 10

Website: http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/outreach/programs/gearsef/index.htm

Brief description: see website

Need: Help with Orientation ( 1 hr commitment)

Help with Junior Division (judging 2.5 hr commitment) – Middle School – March 3

Help with Senior Division (judging 2.5 hr commitment) – High School – March 10

Browse Session – Set-up table for high school students to explore the field of engineering

Blackbelt Middle Schoolers – March 30

Still working on agenda

Need: Help with hands on engineering activities

Nanodays - Late March-Early April

Website: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/organizations/cegs/upcoming-events/NanoDays%202016.html

Brief description: see website

After School Program – Week of April 11 or 18

Brief description: After school program for a week

Need: Help for planning activities with engineering ambassadors

School Groups – April 29 (8:30-11 AM)

Brief description: Assist in helping 53 3rd graders from Chambers County

Need: Come up with fun, hands on projects for them to participate in (They can buy supplies)

Summer Camp – June 19-24 & June 26-July 1

Website: http://eng.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/eng-summer-camp.html

Brief description: Sessions in morning and afternoon

Senior Tigers (11th and 12th graders)

Women in Engineering                          


BEST Robotics Competition

War Eagle BEST (October)

Website: http://www.wareaglebest.org/

South’s BEST (December)

Website: http://www.southsbest.org/

Brief description: see website about last year’s BEST competitions

Need: Judges

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Last Updated: Feb 02, 2016