NISKAYUNA, 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.
The girls will be doing a lot more than a day trip; this is day one of a week-long summer camp.
While at 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.
"I think 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.
This is the second year GE and Niskayuna schools have partnered up for this event. RPI is also one of the partners in the camp.
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