Women in construction
This spring 27 Kingsford Middle School girls attended the NMU Women In Construction that was held at the Jacobetti Center. Approximately 100 girls from around the U.P. attended the event. Students were separated into groups and rotated through the woodshop, machine shop and CAD Lab. Everyone was able to build a tool box, cut a decorative metal tree on the Plasma Cam, weld additional tree branches on the tree and use AutoCAD 3D Revit software to design a boutique. They also participated in a leadership challenge where they collaborated to see who could build the highest tower. Restrictions such as only being able to use one hand and only one team member allowed to speak were mixed into the challenge.