NDSU, area companies partner to introduce girls to engineering
More than 250 eighth-grade girls from eight area school districts will visit NDSU and area engineering companies as part of national Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23.
The event fosters an interest in science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as STEM, according to Holly Erickson, NDSU STEM outreach coordinator.
The day begins at NDSU where the students will take part in two engineering activities led by NDSU’s Society of Women Engineers and representatives from partner engineering firms. The students will see a screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a film focused on civil engineering and what kinds of projects are being done around the world to improve lives.
Students will spend the afternoon visiting host companies Appareo, KLJ, Bobcat, John Deere, SRF Consulting Group Inc., Moore Engineering and Microsoft. The students and female engineers, who serve as mentors, will work together to solve problems, learn about engineering and have fun.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is part of National Engineers Week activities celebrated nationwide. The NDSU College of Engineering uses the event as part of its outreach activities aimed at inspiring youth to consider an education and career within the STEM disciplines.
For more information, contact Erickson at 701-231-7697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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