For seven years, MCC has hosted the event, funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority, to promote interest in non-traditional jobs for women, says Kristy Quinn, coordinator.
"(We want to) expose young girls to science and technology careers," said Quinn.
The activities simulated the energy production process from the western Kentucky coal mines to the TVA Power Plant, then to the households and businesses in the area. The students learned engineering-related skills to draft a plan, purchased needed materials within a budget, worked as a team to overcome physical obstacles, and finished by powering a generator that tested the success of their efforts.
Photos by Taylor Riley
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