Girls immersed in engineering

LONG BEACH - To broaden their knowledge of the various aspects of engineering, 10 high-achieving middle school girls lived at Cal State Long Beach June 20-26 in the student residence halls as the first cohort of the university's new Engineering Girls Internship program.The program encourages girls (many from underserved communities) who are academically advanced to become more interested in math, science and engineering and to consider launching future college and professional careers in related fields. The girls attended lectures and workshops on campus and also took tours of the Port of Long Beach and the Long Beach Airport.

********** Published: July 8, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 12