Madisonville Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce that Tennessee Valley
Authority (TVA) continues to support the college s Girls in Engineering and Technology
program. TVA representative Virginia Gray presented a check on January 25 in the
amount of $5,000 to the program.
The Girls in Engineering and Technology program will serve approximately 400 sixth-grade
girls in Hopkins County and over 200 in Muhlenberg County. Given information on several
household appliances, participants will be asked to match each appliance with its
wattage rating. They will validate their choices by taking resistance measurements
using a meter and performing simple calculations based upon the measured resistance
value. The activity will give participants an understanding of the relationship among
resistance, voltage, current, and power as well as provide them with an awareness
of the power consumption of appliances they encounter in their everyday life.
Students will 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. The program provides hands-on experiences for these students to gain
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.