GIRLS IN ENGINEERING amp; TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM SET FOR MARCH 6 amp; 7
Madisonville Community College s Workforce Solutions Department will be hosting Girls
in Engineering and Technology on March 6 amp; 7 at the Muhlenberg South Middle School
gym from 9 a.m. until 12 noon each day. The TVA funded program is for 6th grade girls
and simulates the energy production process from the Western Kentucky coal mines to
the TVA Power Plant to the households and businesses in our area.
Students are asked to construct a pipeline from the mines to TVA Paradise Plant with
the end result being to light model homes and schools. Throughout this project, students
use math and engineer-related skills to draft a plan, purchase needed materials within
a budget, work as a team to overcome physical obstacles, and ultimately power a generator
that tests the success of their efforts. Before and after the simulation, nontraditional
careers are highlighted by women who were already working in the field or who were
studying at the high school and college level.
Girls in Engineering and Technology targets 6th grade girls at a time when they have
to make crucial math and science scheduling decisions for high school, shared Kristy
Quinn of MCC s Workforce Solutions. The program has been funded by TVA for the past
seven years and serves approximately 450 participants in the Muhlenberg and Hopkins
counties each year.
For additional information, contact Quinn at 270.824.8660.