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“Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at Sanfordville Elementary School

on March 30, 2015

 

120 girls in grades 3-5 participate in engineering event at Sanfordville!

February 26th was “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” organized by the National Engineering Association to help promote education and interest in this field as an area of study and future career path for females.

At Sanfordville, all girls in grades 3-5 were invited to attend a one-hour education and design challenge event. The response was enthusiastic, as approximately 120 girls attended!

During this event, the girls learned about what engineers do and the disproportionate ratio of women to men in this field, currently 1:8 worldwide.

The girls were encouraged to continue to challenge themselves in math and science classes as they move through their middle and high School education, and to recognize that engineering is a possible career path for their future.

Finally, the girls worked in groups of four to complete “The Marshmallow Challenge” where they had to use 20 sticks of spaghetti and 18″ of tape and string to design the tallest, free-standing tower that would support the weight of a marshmallow on top.

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