On February 12th, Play-Well partnered with Northglen High School for their GO (Girls Only) Engineering Day. The goal of the day is to introduce high school girls to engineering positions and real world applications. Throughout the day all female students partake in career panels, workshops and hear from guest speakers. Play-Well ran a Engineering Challenge Bridge Challenge with a group of girls to teach about different types of bridges and how their structures differ. Girls worked in teams to build either corbeled arch bridges or truss bridges to span a 2.5ft distance between desks and be weight bearing. The girls learned about compression and tension of trusses and how they are efficient in real bridges. With collaboration and creativity all groups designed different bridges!
Thanks for having us Northglen! #GirlPower