Y-12 recently held its second annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering event, during which some 400 girls in grades 9–12 from area schools were encouraged to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The girls interacted with women working in the engineering field and experienced hands-on activities at various exhibits hosted by Y-12, ORNL, the University of Tennessee and other engineering organizations.
About the photos:
Above, Natalie Layne, Coalfield High sophomore, checks out a ultrasonic detector demonstration at the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Y-12's New Hope Center. In ultrasonic  testing, short ultrasonic  pulse-waves are launched into materials to detect internal flaws or to characterize materials.
Below, University of Tennessee alumni Dr. Jamie Porter, of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, was the keynote speaker at the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Y-12's New Hope Center.