Young Ladies Becoming A.W.A.R.E.

Young teens in the east are becoming A.W.A.R.E of what it's like to become an electrician or engineer.

In a profession, that is mostly dominated by men, these young ladies are spending a part of the summer becoming their on engineers.

Sixteen rising 7th and 8th graders are attending Camp A.W.A.R.E at Pitt Community College. The Camp is designed to familiarize young women with the building blocks of creating electrical circuits along with engineering skills.

A.W.A.R.E stands for Advancing Women In Automation and Robotics Engineering.

This is first year of this camp and if completely free to students.

A $140 ,000 grant from the National Science Foundation paid for meals, materials and field trips.


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  • by Bosch Line Work on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:35 AM
    They'll be ready to assemble dishwashers & such.
  • by Roy Location: New Bern on Jun 22, 2011 at 10:18 PM
    This sounds good on the surface but they are only learning to put kits together. That only teaches them to put kits together. To be an engineer, design and build things you first have to understand why and how things work. What a waste of time and money. If they really wanted them to learn about engineering they would start at the beginning with cracking open some applied math and science books. But that wouldn't be fun for the girls or make a good human interest "News" story would it? Someone made some extra money on this "educational" project.
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