Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS), in partnership with the Society of Women Engineering and The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, recently extended invitations to middle schools throughout the greater Aiken-Augusta area to select young women to participate in this year’s “Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.”
Each participating school selected and sent to this event three female students who have shown an interest in a career involving engineering. The event is part of a greater effort designed to help area students take small steps toward easing the shortage of workers skilled in engineering disciplines.
During the day-long event, the participants also had an opportunity to interact with women currently working in various fields of science, technology and engineering. In addition, each received a special gift for attending.
The primary goals of these outreach programs are to enhance interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology and to support improvements in education in the Central Savannah River Area by using the unique resources available at the Site.
The DOE Savannah River Operations Office provides a variety of science and literacy outreach programs at the Savannah River Site by funding and coordinating the efforts of several organizations.