mcc 02 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/26/14) - Madisonville Community College’s Workforce Solutions Department will be hosting “Girls in Engineering and Technology” on March 6 and 7 at the Muhlenberg South Middle School gym from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

The TVA funded program is for 6th grade girls and simulates the energy production process from the Western Kentucky coal mines to the TVA Power Plant to the households and businesses in our area.

Students are asked to construct a pipeline from the mines to TVA Paradise Plant with the end result being to light model homes and schools.

Throughout this project, students use math and engineer-related skills to draft a plan, purchase needed materials within a budget, work as a team to overcome physical obstacles, and ultimately power a generator that tests the success of their efforts.

Before and after the simulation, nontraditional careers are highlighted by women who were already working in the field or who were studying at the high school and college level.

" “Girls in Engineering and Technology” targets 6th grade girls at a time when they have to make crucial math and science scheduling decisions for high school," shared Kristy Quinn of MCC’s Workforce Solutions.

The program has been funded by TVA for the past seven years and serves approximately 450 participants in the Muhlenberg and Hopkins counties each year.

Every year, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System provides real opportunity to real people—transforming the economy of the entire state by transforming the lives of the people who live in it.

Help us continue transforming lives in our state's economy.

Visit Kentucky Community & Technical College System online for more information, or contact Quinn at (270) 824-8660.

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