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TVA Supports "Girls in Engineering & Technology" Program

Sep 04, 2013 - | 05:01 PM -
TVA SUPPORTS “GIRLS IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY” PROGRAM

Madisonville Community College (MCC) is pleased to announced that Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) continues to support the college’s “Girls in Engineering and Technology” program. TVA recently presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to the program. “TVA has a long history of supporting public education, particularly that which promotes development of skills in the science and technology fields,” said Emily Reynolds, Senior Vice President of Government Relations. This unique program is designed for sixth-grade girls in Hopkins County and Muhlenberg County schools to learn about science and technology. “The program gives girls a hands-on experience that will give them confidence and broaden their knowledge of career opportunities in the fields of math, science and technology,” said Mike Davenport, Director of Workforce Solutions at MCC.

The “Girls in Engineering and Technology” program serves approximately 300 sixth-grade girls in Hopkins County and over 200 in Muhlenberg County. Students are asked to build a fictional pipeline between western Kentucky coal mines and the TVA Paradise Fossil Plant. Students draft the plan, create a budget and ultimately power simulated generators that will test the success of their efforts. Students also have the opportunity to meet with women who are already working in the industry or who are studying in science and technology fields in high school and college.