Middle school is the critical period in a girls life as they start to dream big about their future, and start analysing their oppurtunities.One of the major benefits of this program is that it introduces young women to science and engineering as potential fields of study. This program also provides the scouts with an opportunity to interact with the female engineering students, who give them a different perspective.
Benefits for Middle Schoolers:
- Do fun things involving math and science while discovering engineering during the saturday engineering workshops and the summer camp.
- Work on a number of hands-on engineering team based projects.
- Opportunities to go on field trips to various engineering and scientific places.
- Get mentored by the immediate high school seniors and other female engineering role models.
- An increased awareness of the field of engineering.
- Opportunities to attend and interact with the students during the special events at the college of engineering and engineering technology at NIU.