"Get Smart Day" At NTC Teaches Young Girls About Math And Science

By: Ben Zblewski Email
By: Ben Zblewski Email

Some young girls know more about the opportunities math and science can open up for them.

4th through 6th grade girls from throughout the area attended "Get Smart Day" at Northcentral Technical College.

Organizers say they wanted to teach the girls at a young age that if they work hard, anything is possible.

"Often times girls are not let into those careers. We often segregate, girls should go into these careers and boys should go into these careers, so this is an opportunity for us to let girls discover they can get involved in science and math. They can use their strengths to be absolutely anything they want," says Sarah Dillon, the K-12 Program Coordinator.

The girls didn't just learn new skills, they also brought home brand new purses.

They used math skills to help design and create the bags, which were made out of recycled candy boxes and duct tape.

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