On February 8, Alexa Hampton of South High School attended the Girls Lead the Way Engineering Conference on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, Colorado. This engineering conference hosted over 130 high school girls from all over the state and was led by the Society of Women Engineers.
The conference opened with remarks by Captain Christin Mastracchio, a B-52 bomber pilot in the Air Force. Everyone then spent time with Colorado School of Mines students, learning about professionalism. In the afternoon, each participant chose a specific engineering field (Biomechanical, Petroleum, Structural and Aeronautic) to study in depth. Alexa chose Biomechanical Engineering and learned more about research into the improvement of movement in people with disabilities.
Finally, Alexa was treated to a tour of the Colorado School of Mines campus. She was one of the youngest attendees, but thought the conference really gave an honest perspective on the career of an engineer. Alexa highly recommends this conference for any student that is considering engineering as a profession!
Alexa also has been active this semester volunteering as part of an educational Community Service Team. Way to go, Alexa. Keep up the great work!
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