mcc workforce sol 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/6/14) — Madisonville Community College's Workforce Solutions Department will host "Girls in Engineering and Technology."

Dates for the event are March 21 for South Hopkins Middle School students, April 11 for James Madison Middle School students, and April 25 for Browning Springs Middle School students.

Each event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Flex Lab of the Brown Badgett, Sr. Energy & Advanced Technology Center on MCC's North Campus.

The Tennessee Valley Authority 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.

For additional information, contact Quinn at (270) 824 8660.

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