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JLG Industries sponsors engineering course at HCC for middle-school girls

July 16, 2012
  • From left, Stephanie Rittler, instructor of mechanical engineering technology at HCC; Joan LaSalle, senior chief engineer at JLG; Guy Altieri, president of HCC; and Cathy Martin, design engineer at JLG.
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JLG Industries Inc. recently sponsored a weeklong engineering course at Hagerstown Community College for girls entering grades six through eight.

With a gift of $2,310, JLG covered the tuition for the 14 girls who participated in the class titled “Girls Exploring Engineering.”

During the week, the girls were introduced to elements of civil, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering.

They participated in hands-on projects and heard from expert guest speakers.

Four female engineers from JLG who visited the class were Joan LaSalle, senior chief engineer; April Tran, senior engineer; Cathy Martin, design engineer and HCC alumna; and Megan Schultz, design engineer.

“Girls Exploring Engineering” is offered each summer as part of HCC’s College for Kids program.

 For more information, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids.

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