Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

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Date(s) - 22 Feb 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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The GTA, Gorge STEM Hub, local libraries and Wasco County 4-H are helping coordinate simultaneous regional events for national “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” Day on Feb 22. The events are part of a national movement led by DiscoverE to provide more girls with exposure to engineering fields. According to a recent report by the National Science Foundation, only 15% of the US engineering workforce is female. “This represents a significant pool of untapped talent” notes Christy Christopher, Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Coordinator.

Each event will include both hands-on activities and chances to interact with local female engineers. All of the activities are free and open to girls throughout the Gorge. Each location has a slightly different focus:

The Dalles-Wasco County Library

  • Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • For: Girls in 3rd-8th grade + their parents
  • Location: Main branch, 722 Court St, The Dalles
  • Details: Meet Maza Brady, a native of The Dalles and local mechanical engineer. Two activities available: Make light-up LED cards (grades 3-6) or build your own mini drone (grades 6-8). Enrollment for the drone construction is limited to 12 girls, so sign up now by emailing mhoak@ci.the-dalles.or.us or calling 541-296-2815.

Hood River County Library

  • Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • For: Girls in 5th-8th grade + their parents
  • Location: Main branch, 502 E State St., Hood River
  • Details: Meet Hood River engineers and embark on an engineering challenge. No sign up required.
  • More info: www.hoodriverlibrary.org

Gorge Maker Space

  • Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • For: Girls in 4th-8th grade + their parents
  • Location: Gorge Makerspace is at 32 N. Pioneer Place, White Salmon, behind Bethel Church.
  • Details: Meet local female engineers from a variety of fields. Try activities that show how engineering skills can save the day! No sign up required.

More info about all three events can be found at www.gorgeSTEM.org/events.

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