GADgET girls are back! GADgET is a summer program funded by a grant from the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation of FMA (Fabricator Manufactures Association) designed to introduce female youth between the ages of 12 and 16 to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, and site visits to manufacturing facilities. triton.edu/content.aspx?id=702
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Vanessa, our Estimating Coordinator, recently participated in the Tech Savvy Conference hosted by Triton College on March 25th. Tech Savvy is an AAUW event designed to attract girls into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, while also inviting parents, mentors and teachers currently teaching and/or working in the field to learn about new developments in STEM education and careers and how they can further support girls' interest and success in STEM. The opening speaker was Josyln Matt, Web Developer and Technical Business Analyst, Vail Systems Graduate, Proviso Math & Science Academy. Throughout the conference, Vanessa was able to participate in different workshops while meeting some inspiring women in the STEM world.
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Ruth Pordes: retired computing professional for Fermilab
Jeny Teheran: Cybersecurity Researcher and Security Analyst for Fermilab
Elena Gramellini: 4th year graduate student in High Energy Physics at Yale University
Vanessa Merel: Estimating Coordinator for Century Metal Spinning
Elena Gramellini taking participants through a virtual Fermilab particle accelerator.