MTSU tech event prepares young women in engineerin...

MTSU tech event prepares young women in engineering (VIDEO)

For Mary Neall of Bradyville, Tenn., the Friday, Feb. 21, visit to MTSU may have been a career-changing experience. And you have to wonder how many of her teenage peers felt the same way after attending the first Engineering Technology Girl Day.

Neall, a Cannon County High School junior and member of the Woodbury Future Farmers of America student organization, said she “was undecided on what I wanted to do in college” before coming to Engineering Technology Girl Day.

“Now it’s going to be in the science field,” said Neall, who added that she enjoys plant and soil science. She said MTSU “is the only college I’m looking at. I’m definitely going to come.”

The combined 50 invited girls from Oakland, Cannon County, Smyrna and other high schools heard from professionals in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Better yet, they experienced hands-on projects that included making a cell phone charger out of an Altoid metal box and a green energy windmill.

You can learn more about their adventures in the video below and by visiting