TechGYRLS, a 10-week after-school program to introduce girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, commonly known as STEM, is now accepting registrations.
The program, for third- through seventh-grade girls, is held on the campus of North Dakota State University and is sponsored by the College of Engineering and Architecture and the NDSU student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.
“Females are very under-represented in the STEM disciplines,” said Nancy Rossland, assistant to the dean for college relations in the College of Engineering and Architecture. “Through the TechGYRLS program, we aim to spark the interest of young girls in these areas, which we hope will improve the likelihood they will pursue a STEM career in the future.”
NDSU women engineering students will lead participants in a variety of activities, from designing a robot to blasting a rocket to learning about forensics.
Classes are scheduled to meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting the week of Sept. 17. Grades three and four will meet on Mondays. Grades five, six and seven will meet on Tuesdays.