Dozens of girls attend GE camp for a taste of science and engineering
N.Y. – On Wednesday, dozens of girls from Niskayuna paid a visit to GE's global
research center to get a taste of the world of science and engineering.
will be doing a lot more than a day trip; this is day one of a week-long summer
the facility, the girls will be shown lab experiments in such things as 3-D
printing, robotics, and nanotechnology. They'll also hear firsthand from female
engineers, and learn of contributions women have made in the field.
The goal of
the camp is to show girls how a career in science could work for them.
that's one of the things girls don't get a lot of, is they don't get a lot of
exposure to the fun part of science and engineering. The exciting technology
that you can work on," said Laura Hudy of General Electric.
the second year GE and Niskayuna schools have partnered up for this event. RPI is
also one of the partners in the camp.