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Engineering course geared toward middle-school girls

July 06, 2009

Hagerstown Community College's summer enrichment program, College for Kids, will offer a new course titled "Girls Exploring Engineering" from Aug. 3 to 7.

The course is specifically geared toward girls entering grades six through eight who are interested in science, technology, engineering or math.

The course will include hands-on activities that involve designing, building and testing. As part of the course, students will take a field trip to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where they will experience a two-hour tour of the center's testing and engineering facilities, a computer visualization tour of the earth and planets called "Science on a Sphere," and a self-guided scavenger hunt of topics at the Visitor Center.

Grants recently received have lowered the cost of the program to $83 for the week, including materials and registration fees.

To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids.

To learn more about the program, contact Anne Myers at 301-790-2800, ext. 582.

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