GETT Program recognized at GBCA Membership Dinner
A representative from the General Building Contractors Association contacted Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) over the summer with the goal of getting more girls and therefore women involved in the construction industry either as architects, engineers or construction managers or project managers.
GETT became involved by offering to coordinate groups of girls to create structures built out of marshmallows and toothpicks to serve as centerpieces at the GBCA’s Membership Dinner on September 29 at the Downtown Club in Philadelphia, PA. This activity simulates a break-out session that is held at the annual GETT event called “The Marshmallow Challenge”. Participants in the session have the challenge of building the tallest, free-standing structure that can support a marshmallow. This activity encourages the design mindset and supports basic engineering principles.
The structures were created by GETT participants from the following schools: Avon Grove High School, Bishop Shanahan High School, Daniel Boone Area High School, Downingtown STEM Academy, Kennett High School, the Technical College High School Brandywine Campus, Great Valley Middle School, and Lionville Middle School.
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