FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Eighth-grade girls had a chance to attend the first Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day in North Central West Virginia Thursday.
BridgeValley Community & Technical College of South Charleston and Montgomery and Pierpont Community & Technical College hosted the event at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center at the I-79 Technology Park.
About 30 eighth-grade girls from East Fairmont Middle School, Frankfort Middle School in Mineral County and St. Francis Central Catholic School in Monongalia County attended the event, Melissa Thompson, outreach coordinator for BridgeValley, said.
Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day is a national program. It was started at BridgeValley eight years ago and has been held in Charleston and Montgomery for those eight years, Thompson said.
She had schools from the northern part of the state contact her wanting to attend the event, so she decided to hold an event in this part of the state…