Westinghouse Encourages Girls to Pursue Interest in Engineering

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Westinghouse is presenting a program aimed at increasing girls’ interest in engineering.

Just as the demand for nuclear energy specialists is growing, so too is interest in Westinghouse Electric Co.’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” program.

In its sixth year, the program this week stretches across two days, attracting 75 students from 20 schools to the company’s Waltz Mill nuclear services facility near Madison in Westmoreland County.

The program “encourages girls to pursue their natural talents and abilities, and gives them some role models to see that there are future opportunities for them,” said Cheryl Boggess, a senior project manager and president of Women In Nuclear Global. The local chapter is the sponsor.

Programs that introduce girls to non-traditional careers such as engineering are a great way to get girls thinking about their possibilities and encourage them to pursue their interests.

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