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Area Girl Scouts explore STEM careers during Girl Scouts Engineering Day at Macomb Community College

– Monday, February 25, 2019 2:00PM

Approximately 70 Girl Scouts in grades four – 12 from Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties converged on Macomb Community College for Girl Scouts Engineering Day. Scouts and their parents learned about a variety of STEM careers and how they could pursue those opportunities. The scouts also learned some engineering concepts through hands-on activities including building and racing balloon-powered race cars and constructing roller coasters. The event was sponsored by Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology, Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science, STEM Genius and the Society of Women Engineers Detroit.

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Junior-age Girl Scouts race their balloon-powered race cars under the direction of Macomb STEM outreach coordinator Saleta McMurray (front left) during Girl Scouts Engineering Day at Macomb Community College.

 

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Cadet Scouts (L to R) Isabel Johnson, 13, of West Bloomfield, Olivia Johnson, 11 of West Bloomfield, with volunteer Julia Pinhanez from Continental Automotive decipher instructions to build a roller coaster while cadet scout Lauren Earl, 11, of Milford, looks on during Girl Scouts Engineering Day at Macomb Community College.

 

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Cadet scouts put the finishing touches on their roller coaster during Girl Scouts Engineering Day at Macomb Community College.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 38,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271, patricks28@macomb.edu