The Y-12 National Security Complex will take the Introduce a Girl to Engineering event virtual this year to introduce East Tennessee students about careers in engineering. Through a series of E-Talks, girls in East Tennessee can watch pre-recorded videos with Y-12 employees explaining their day-to-day and answering questions.
Teachers interested must register for the pre-taped videos, then, once registered, E-Talks will automatically be delivered to the email address used when registering and securing ticket.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering is an annual event hosted by Consolidated Nuclear Security at Y-12 National Security Complex.
The focus of the event is to encourage female students from local area schools to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Normally, several hundred eighth- through 12th-grade female students from East Tennessee attend the event at Y-12 where they are able to meet and speak with women who work in the engineering field and participate in hands-on activities.
The pandemic has changed that, now the event will go virtual. The recordings feature our employees who support national security by developing innovative solutions in manufacturing technologies, prototyping, safeguards and security, technical computing, and environmental stewardship.
Teachers may register to receive E-Talks on Eventbrite, and the event is free.
Additionally, members of Women in Nuclear-Oak Ridge and the Society of Women Engineers will be providing live sessions to some schools via Zoom.