Girls Explore

Explore the cool world of amazing high-wage, high-demand careers in science and technology! Open to all middle school students.

Explore the cool world of amazing high-wage, high-demand careers in science and technology! Open to all middle school students. Hands-on learning, no experience required to sign up! Tuition cost $25, scholarships available.

Have a middle school student that's interested in attending? Let us know and we'll contact you with more detailed information and registration forms. Space is limited, and spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. So act soon! Open to all middle school students.

  • Wednesdays - please stay tuned for 2019 dates
  • Linn Benton Community College Albany Campus
  • One day a week for 5 weeks, hands-on learning in each of the following areas; Computer Systems, Welding, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Mechatronics, Computer Aided Design, and Drafting (CADD)

Mechatronics: If you like working with your hands while using your brain to make stuff work, or working with robotics, Mechatronics is for you!

Welding: In the welding process, heat is used to fuse metal pieces together. If you like working with your hands and making things, welding is for you!

CADD/Engineering: CADD operators play a major role in product design. CADD techs work closely with engineers to develop everything from a 3 piece pencil to a multistory building.

Non-Destructive Testing: NDT technicians inspect, test and evaluate materials, components or assemblies for flaws that may lead to failure, without destroying them.

Computer Systems/Science: Computer Science is the study of programming, data storage and retrieval, computing machinery and the interaction with people. Graphics, artificial intelligence, robotics and expert systems are some of the products of computer science. This is an exciting career area that affects many aspects of our lives.

The goal of the program is to introduce girls to STEM/CTE career fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. We also seek to change the stereotypical perception that scientists, engineers, and technicians are male and that STEM/CTE is “difficult.” While Girls Explore is designed to nurture girl’s interest in STEM/CTE, anyone is eligible to apply.