Northern Heritage Mills, a non-profit educational organization in Acworth, recently held multiple workshops designed and delivered for young women of southern Vermont and New Hampshire at the Springfield Vermont Technology Center to encourage youth to appreciate science, engineering and technology.
Twenty-five architects, scientists, technology specialists and engineers collaborated and conducted nine all-day specialized hands-on focused technology STEM workshops for 95 young women in grades 7 to 10 from 10 area schools and homeschools.
Students had an opportunity to have one-on-one learning experiences with energy engineers, scientists, architects and technology professionals. The Director of Engineering from Liberty Utilities and four engineers traveled 100 miles from Salem to participate as well as TIA architects from Amherst, Mass., Gates Marine Engineering from Nashua, Eversource Engineers from Manchester and others from Hanover and Norwich, Vt.
The event focused on technology and energy workshops which becomes the basis and introduction for the first-of-its-kind serious science aerospace engineering video that will filmed at the U.S. National Park Service in Cornish next summer. The video will be made by 90 young women in grades 7 to 10 with professional assistance and several young women from the Springfield Technical Center workshops will work on the video.
To retain student interest, a follow-up program in December will include workshop information and a collage of photos of the participants in their workshops.
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