CaSGC Supports Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering Girls Summer Engineering Experience

The Girls Summer Engineering Experience (GIRLS SEE) is a five-day residential camp for female high school students aimed at increasing the number of female applicants into the different disciplines of engineering and to increase the retention of the current female engineering students.

GIRLS SEE was designed in which female engineering students can participate as mentors and assistants for each activity. The objective of the camp was to introduce high school girls to the engineering profession through interaction with female role models from engineering industry and government, interaction with students pursuing engineering degrees and hands-on learning. The activities focused on the specific following areas based on six disciplines offered at Fresno State: Civil Engineering: Determining the Turbidity of Water, Construction Management: Blueprint Creation, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Hydroelectric Energy, Mechanical Engineering: Pump Manufacturing and Testing at Grundfos Pumps and Geomatics Engineering: Laser Scanning.

The camp included keynote talks by NASA JPL engineers Powtache N. (Williams) Valerino and Stacia Long. During each of the lunches, panels of either industry professionals or LCOE students interacted with GIRLS SEE participants. The students enjoyed field trips to Clovis Water Treatment and Reuse Facilities and Air Force Flight Test Center and NASA Dryden at Edwards Air Force Base.