Once again, MWH was the Title Sponsor for the Girls & Science event held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This event was a chance for young girls to connect with women scientists and try their hand at the numerous career opportunities afforded through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). While there, participants enjoyed a number of hands-on activities intended to promote STEAM-based explorations in order to build their academic confidence and interest in STEAM careers. Topics discussed during this event included the “Earthquakes, Landslides, and Faults Oh My!” station which used marshmallows and toothpicks to demonstrate the need for bridges to incorporate resiliency into their design to withstand earthquakes and other adverse conditions, the “All Powerful Water” station which introduced the children to hydropower…with Legos of course!, and the “Glinda’s Clean Water” station which taught children about water filtration by taking water riddled with mud and other contaminants, and treating it down to a drinkable state.
“The energy, creativity, and enthusiasm of these young ladies was astounding! They obviously really enjoyed the ‘hands on’ approach,” says Bonnie Shaw of MWH. This was further emphasized by Peggy Day, Director of Strategic Projects for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, who said that our company’s efforts “are the reason that so many girls, boys, and their families had such a great time…We have heard such heart-warming stories of the experiences they all had with you.”
To learn more and watch a recap of the event, click the image below.