Georgia Reed, 12, and Michele Tempel, who is a civil engineer for the Air Force work together on a project at Prince Elementary School last week. The object of last week’s activities was to mentor middle school girls in everything from electrical to aerospace engineering. More than 35 female engineers from Raytheon, the University of Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other organizations came to work with nearly 50 middle school girls.
Nearly 50 middle school girls filled a room at Prince Elementary School during the Girl Engineer Day.
Carolina Chacon, 12, sits under a teepee formation during the construction of a shelter using a minimum amount of supplies.
Vanessa Richter, who is the southwest regional vice president with the Conservation Services Group, talks with about 50 middle school girls to inspire them to be a part of a better tomorrow with determination and courage.
Using marshmallows and spaghetti, groups were given the challenge to engineer the tallest and sturdiest tower.