Encouraging Girls to Pursue Careers in Science & Engineering

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Colleen Small

Livermore A&E’s Colleen Nichols recently visited the Hillsboro Boys and Girls Club to participate in an educational series, sponsored by OMSI, that encourages girls to consider pursuing careers in the fields of science and engineering.

Colleen spoke about her experiences as a female structural engineer and then showed the girls images from some of the complicated 3D models that Livermore A&E has recently developed for its clients. After answering their questions and helping out with a hands-on engineering activity that involved a zip line, Colleen came away feeling energized and looks forward to participating again in the future!