On Saturday, April 2, the hallways and classrooms in the UH Cullen College of Engineering bustled with activity as nearly 300 girls tackled tough engineering concepts through fun, hands-on activities at the first annual “Girls Engineering the Future!” event.
The event, which is sponsored by Chevron and hosted by the Cullen College, introduces Houston-area girls in grades 4th through 8th to the wide world of engineering through activities and workshops led by Cullen College professors and student organizations. Chevron volunteers also helped at various activity stations throughout the day.
Girls had the chance to play with pink “magic goop” at a station hosted by UH American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) students, make bread “fossils” with students from the UH Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and build an electrical circuit with students from the UH Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Other activities and workshops included an egg drop station and a jewelry-making robot station, among many more.
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