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Glacier Hills Girls Get Glimpses into Engineering

The District 196 magnet school is hosting its second annual Girls Engineering Day.

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science in Eagan wants to help girls stay interested in math and science. To that end, the school is hosting its second annual Girls Engineering Day.

"We started this because research shows that girls' interest in science drops around third grade," said Angela Burroughs, instructional assistant and arts and science magnet coordinator. 

Included in the event are guest speakers, exploration stations, a final reflection and the opportunity to pick one of six design challenges. 

The six design challenges involve creating a catapult, designing an egg drop, building a tower and bridge, and use of the 3D printer, laser cutter or STEAM Room. 

Last year’s event brought around 70 students to the school. This year school officials are hoping for 100 students.

The Girls Engineering event is open to girls who attend Glacier Hills and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1. Registration for a design challenge begins at 12:30 p.m. The event runs until 4 p.m.

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