Girls learn about engineering at this hands-on family event

August 17, 2017

MHTA — On Saturday, September 23, girls will explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) when The Works Museum hosts its third annual Girl Time event. At Girl Time, girls and their families will do hands-on activities, see demonstrations, and be able to ask women working in engineering about what they do.

The Works is gathering women engineers from corporations around the Twin Cities, including Boston Scientific and Emerson Process Management, to showcase their work and ignite girls’ interest in STEM. Visitors will also meet university students majoring in STEM fields and girls from local high schools and middle schools involved in coding and robotics.

“Girl Time lets girls learn about engineering while having a great time with their families. Girls are underrepresented in STEM fields, beginning in high school and into the workforce. Through events like Girl Time, we help girls understand what it means to be an engineer and learn about the many fascinating STEM careers open to them,” said Sarah Curtis, Director of Marketing and Communications. “Plus, it’s just a wonderful outing with your daughter, granddaughter, or niece.”

What: Girl Time, The Works Museum’s special event for girls and their families, featuring hands-on activities and demonstrations from women engineers and students in STEM fields.
Who: Perfect for girls ages 5-12 and their grown-ups. Boys also welcome.


When:
 Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Where:
 The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave S., Bloomington, MN, 55420


Cost:
 $9 Pre-registered/$12 at the door; Members free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


More:
 Visit theworks.org for more details or call 952-888-4262.

ABOUT THE WORKS MUSEUM. The Works Museum is all about hands-on engineering for kids.  We serve over 75,000 children, families, and educators annually, inspiring the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem-solvers. For regular hours and admission, membership, and camp information, visit theworks.org.

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