Local Girl Scouts experiment with engineering technology

Program exposes teen girls to electrical, civil and packaging sciences through fun and hands-on learning




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Jeanne Christman

Girl Scouts from local troops in Hilton and Penfield were on campus and spent time with the Women in Technology group to do experiments in the College of Applied Science and Technology labs.

Sciences and technology are a big part of today’s Girl Scouts. More than 40 pre-teens from local troops participated in the quarterly Girl Scouts in Technology Program recently at RIT.

Joining the Women in Technology group from the College of Applied Science and Technology, the girls worked together with their college-age counterparts on experiments run in the electrical, plastics, packaging and civil engineering laboratories. The program combines theory and practice as well as a chance to learn more about career opportunities in the engineering technology field.

The Girl Scout program takes place quarterly. It is open to girls 9-12 years old.

“This is only the fourth time we’ve run the program,” says Jeanne Christman, assistant professor in computer engineering technology and program coordinator. In the one year since the program began it has grown from 10 girls to over 40.

The next program takes place April 7. Contact Christman at jxciee@rit.edu

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Jeanne Christman

Girl Scouts from local troops in Hilton and Penfield were on campus and spent time with the Women in Technology group to do experiments in the College of Applied Science and Technology labs.