Girl Scout Engineering Night

On January 17, 2019, QPSE women engineers and drafters hosted an Engineering Night for a local Girl Scout troop who were in pursuit of obtaining their Engineering Badge. In order to achieve it, they needed to visit with an engineering firm and complete an engineering activity. QPSE held a Q&A session, complete with an engineering presentation and activity for the girls.

Ranging in ages 8-10, the girls were given a tour of the QPSE offices and shown our 3D model displays. They also learned about the different engineering disciplines and what our engineers do on a daily basis.

QPSE shared a presentation with the troop describing the importance of being a woman engineer in the industry, encouraging the girls to follow their dreams. Once the presentation was complete, it was time for the activity: engineering a balloon-powered car to move. The activity was a great success, the Girl Scout troop left with a brand-new engineering badge they could call their own, and both the QPSE Cares team and the troop left feeling content and accomplished.

How can you learn more about engineering opportunities for children?

Free book Is there an Engineer inside You? download about types of engineering: https://tulsaengineer.org/societies/swe/ .

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) has lots of summer camps and events: https://tulsastem.org/trsa-events/upcoming-events/ .

Tulsa Engineering Challenge (TECh): Sign up at https://tulsaengineer.org/.

Lauren Linscomb