News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032

February 7, 2013

Workshop to Introduce Engineering to Middle School Girls

ROCK HILLYork Technical College will host a one-day workshop designed to introduce girls to the many opportunities available in engineering. "Introducing Girls to Engineering," to be held on Saturday, February 9, will demonstrate to 6th through 9th grade girls that engineering can be a fun and exciting career choice. The day will also include activities for parents interested in staying to learn more about engineering.

The young women will explore engineering through a variety of hands-on activities in the college's classrooms and labs, led by women engineers or engineering technologists. The day will focus on the four or five workshops the participants choose. For many of the workshops, which cover subjects such as catapults, motors, bridges, mouse trap cars, and more, a "product" will be created that relates to an engineering or technology career that the girls can take home.

What: Introducing Girls to Engineering: a day-long workshop for 6th-9th grade girls

Where: York Technical College's Rock Hill campus, C building

When: Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

All workshops, as well as opening and closing ceremonies, will be held in the C building on the main campus.

Parents will have the opportunity to learn how they can help their daughters in such areas as motivation, financing college, and exploring career opportunities. Guest speakers will be on hand to answer questions.

Registration for this event is now closed. However, the event is scheduled to be held again next year.

York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730