The club invited 10 local and private schools in Sulaimani to attend this one-day event. Fifty top female students from the ten schools were chosen to participate in seminars, presentations, group activities, and hands on projects, all of which aimed to expose students to the field of engineering.
Many of the participants agreed the highlight of the day was a virtual seminar with Mrs. Anita Gale, the first female engineer to work on NASA's Space Shuttle.
The AUIS Engineering Club's event was one of numerous events around the world to mark Girl Day, a growing movement to inspire girls’ futures to think, learn, and engineer a better world. By sharing the knowledge, experience and doing some hands on activities, girls got the chance to think like an engineering.
The Girl Day event is hosted by “Discover E,” an organization founded in 1951 to celebrate engineering and volunteerism. The event was introduced in 2001 to inspire a girl's future by introducing them to engineering through workshops and hands on activities.
Special thanks to the event sponsors Mig Mig fast food and Zarya Construction Company.
Photo Credit: Halbast Abdullah and Ihsan Tayfur, and some dedicated club members.