ExxonMobil makes science fun for girls in North Baton Rouge

ExxonMobil makes science fun for girls in North Baton Rouge
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POSTED: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 1:43pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 3:37pm

ExxonMobil’s tenth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” took place on Monday, Feb. 17.

The program pairs women engineers with middle and high school girls from the following partner schools:

  • Baker Middle School
  • Capital Middle School
  • Crestworth Middle School
  • Istrouma High School
  • McKinley Middle Magnet School
  • Scotlandville High School for Engineering Professions
  • Scotlandville Middle Magnet School
  • Southern Lab School

The girls at will participate in a hands-on activity to build a Rube Goldberg machine using simple machines and everyday items for materials. 

A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction.

This activity showcases the creative side of science and engineering by getting the girls to think “outside the box” to develop their machines.

They will also be hearing from several industry professionals and observe ExxonMobil volunteers performing chemistry demonstrations. 

Although women comprise about half of the U.S. workforce, they hold only 14 percent of engineering jobs and represent just 27 percent of mathematics and computer-science professionals, according to a report by the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.

Although women comprise about half of the U.S. workforce, they hold only 14 percent of engineering jobs and represent just 27 percent of mathematics and computer-science professionals, according to a report by the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.   

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These are the schools that are in the direct surrounding community of the plant. No race relation.

Does Exon Mobil know they have white students in need as well , maybe they should try and spread their wealth all around to all students not just in black blocks of the parish.....

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