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With the help of more 1, employee volunteers, the company is hosting 55 events to Introduce a Girl to Engineering, from Feb. The donation is part of the company's Redefining Futures Corporate Social Responsibility program rolled out in We are deeply grateful for this support as it will enable us to ificantly expand our vision now and in the future. We hope to spark their curiosity by sharing our knowledge and experience through engaging activities, which is why events like these are so important. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, students had the opportunity to learn from engineering mentors, participating in hands-on activities from flying a drone to flying a plane in a flight simulator. In Winston Salem, North Carolina, participants got to experience super first class aircraft suites through a virtual and augmented reality demonstration, participate in a tour of an engineering de lab, and work together in teams to de a structure that teaches them about lightweight structural de for safe impact absorption.
2, students across 55 locations: collins aerospace goes big with ‘introduce a girl to engineering day’
Community Aug. Gage Miskimen. Engaging the female students at a young age is key, as studies have shown they tend to lose interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM fields around adolescence, said Jade Groen, associate director of program management at Collins Aerospace.
Rod Boshart. More Stories. They're only 13 to 14 years old and they can do this job.
Health Care and Medicine Aug. News Aug. Mason City Globe Gazette. Collins Aerospace has such events planned at 55 locations in eight countries through March 6, through which the company expects to host 2, young female students, hoping to pique their interest through hands-on engineering activities.
Eighth-grade girls get taste of engineering at hands-on collins aerospace event
Alexis Spence, an eighth-grader at North Linn Middle School, said she found the company's event fun, on of 'being able to construct things ourselves and not just watching someone else do the work. Daily News Podcast Daily Newsletters.
Comments: ; thomas. With the right inspiration, tomorrow's engineers could recognize their passion today, Collins Aerospace representatives hope. Jeff Johnson.
That gets them excited. Spence said she always has been interested in engineering, but Collins Aerospace's event highlighted mechanical engineering in particular as a possible career path. Daily News Podcast.
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Collins aerospace goes big with introduce a girl to engineering day
Following the event, however, 90 percent of students said they were more likely to consider an engineering career. It's only going up from here. Part of the company's approach toward this end, she said, is demonstrating to the girls how engineering work has real-life impacts.
Diana Nollen Elijah Decious. Ninety-eight percent of the students also said they had a better idea of what an engineer does, with percent responding that they have a better idea of what Collins Aerospace does, after attending the event. Michaela Ramm.
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Sports Aug. Jim SlosiarekGazette Visuals. Out of 1, engineering degrees awarded in Iowa, 18 percent were earned by women, statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics show. Small Business News Aug. The Gazette. Collins Aerospace surveyed the Cedar Rapids eighth-graders before and after its Thursday event.
There, participants worked with Collins mentors in teams to build mechanical arms and test programmed drone flight paths. Beforehand, 38 percent of the female students said they would consider an engineering career, while 62 percent said they would not or were not sure.