October 13, 2012 – LAN Systems was delighted to help sponsor a Girl Scout event yesterday at DeVry University in Alpharetta, GA. The Girl Scout Engineers program introduces girls to engineering as a career. Although the number of women in engineering is growing, the growth has been modest compared to other careers. That’s because even though girls have the smarts, if they don’t take the required math and science in high school, engineering school is a far reach. As a group, girls get less math and science training. That’s where women engineers can help.
Through programs like Girl Scout Engineers, women engineers show girls that math and science is fun, challenging and rewarding. “Every year is better than the last,” said Jennifer Huff, Electrical Engineer at Georgia System Operations Corporation. “We introduced over 100 girls to engineering and our volunteers are proof that girls have everything it takes to be top- notch engineers.”
The activities included building a circuit, solar car, making slime and designing simple machines. Each of the six sessions focused on a different area, from Electrical Engineering to Civil Engineering. In Chemical Engineering, the girls made slime and bouncy balls by mixing together common household products.
Engineers make this world a better and safer place. Often women choose engineering because they love technology and want to help people. We enjoy seeing the excitement in the next generation of female engineers.
“So encourage your daughters and sisters to explore math, science and technology,” said CEO Mary Hester. “And I’ll guarantee there will be a female scientist or engineer to provide the inspiration!”
About the Girl Scout of Greater Atlanta
The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. serves approximately 41,000 girls and over 17,700 adult members in 34 counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area, northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN. Counties include Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Murray, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, Upson, Whitfield and a portion of Polk County, TN. Its administrative headquarters and a volunteer service center are located at 5601 North Allen Road in Mableton, Georgia. Additional service centers are located in Cumming, Dalton and Griffin and thankful to be able to serve our communities and country.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry Universityis one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 74,000 students enrolled in the United Statesand Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. DeVry Universityis institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commissionof the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.