The following is a press release from the Twin Valley School District
ELVERSON, PA – Twin Valley School District officials are pleased to announce that on Friday, February 15, 2013 the Twin Valley High School Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program hosted the annual “Women in Engineering” Breakfast and workshop for the eighth grade girls from the Twin Valley Middle School. There were 15 High School PLTW students that met with four women engineers at the middle school for a “Working Breakfast.” The engineers discussed their careers, training and background with the PLTW girls. They also gave input and advice to the students on post-secondary opportunities.
There were more than 100 middle school girls who participated in the breakfast and Engineering design activity which was a problem solving challenge presented within the workshop. The design challenge was called “House of Cards.” The girls were challenged to build structures from masking tape and 5X7 index cards provided that was to be designed to hold the most weight possible. The strongest base this year held 37 large sized textbooks.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the female students to get firsthand knowledge regarding the engineering profession. The students in the PLTW program at the Twin Valley High School have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience that they will need in high-tech professions. PLTW courses are based on theory and hands-on application. This combination gives the students meaningful application within the problem solving activity project based learning.
Twin Valley School District is an equal opportunity public education institution that is committed to excellence in education. In partnership with parents and the community, the District aspires to prepare students for challenges in an ever-changing world.