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Registration for Take Our Children to Work Day 2024 is live! 

All children (ages 8-15) participating in the TOCTWD event must be registered. Release forms will be attached to the registration form and will need to be filled out and signed as part of the registration process. 

Registration will close on Tuesday, April 23 by Noon.

If you have any questions related to registrations, release forms, etc., then please contact

                    8-11 Year Olds             12-15 Year Olds

12:00 - 1:00 pm Check-in
Kirr Commons
Kirr Commons
 12:45 - 1:00pm Travel to
Travel to
Rangos Hall
 1:00 - 1:30pm Session 1
Scanning Electron Microscope
Session 1
CMU Scottish Traditions 
 1:30 - 2:00pm Session 2
Fire Extinguisher Safety 
Session 2
 2:00 - 2:30pm Session 3
CMU Scottish Traditions 
Session 3
Cybersecurity Education Program
 2:30 - 3:00pm Session 4
Campus Police
CUC Loading Dock
Session 4
Campus Police
CUC Loading Dock
Fire Extinguisher Safety presenter Evan Orowetz Atendees will learn about the role of the fire safety team at CMU, basic home fire safety tips, and how to use a fire extinguisher.
Slime! presenter Betsy Clark
A favorite activity of all ages, we will make slime (don't worry, we'll take precautions to keep this as fun and mess free as possible)! During this activity, students will learn a little about molecules, polymers and cross-linking. We'll compare the slime we're making to a demonstration of a super stretchy slime.
Scanning Electron Microscope presenter Neal Lewis
Explore beyond the limits of the human eye with a live demonstration of a scanning electron microscope (SEM)! Children will get to see everyday objects imaged in an SEM while learning a little bit about electrons, how an SEM works, and why this instrument is important in materials science and engineering (and a lot of other applications too!).
CMU Scottish Heritage presenter Chris Nolin
A look at Carnegie Mellon's Scottish roots and the traditions that continue to today. Students will learn a few Scottish Gaelic words, see a traditional Sword Dance video, and perhaps hear some bagpipes, too!
picoCTF presenter Taylor McCampbell
picoCTF is a gamified cybersecurity education developed at Carnegie Mellon University.
CMU Campus Police presenter Sargent Mark Villasenor
CMUPD will speak about crime prevention and personal safety. We will discuss situational awareness and the danger of underage drinking.  CMUPD will also have police vehicles, motorcycles and bikes.