Engineering: It isn’t ‘just for boys’ anymore

DES MOINES, Iowa – Engineering used to be a career field that appealed mostly to boys – but that’s changing. Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa State University and Dowling Catholic High School are co-sponsoring a three-day engineering camp – for girls only.

Camp coordinator Dan Malloy says girls will get hands-on experience with projects such as building a robot. He says a need for the engineering camp became evident because only a small percentage of girls attend Dowling’s engineering classes.

“We did some research into it nationally what the numbers were in college and junior colleges, and again, our numbers reflected what they had – which is about 18 percent.”

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