Last month, Bell and Howell employees helped girls between the ages of 10-14 make calculators that are going to be donated to a school in Rwanda.
The workshop, which was held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Venture Lab, was part of Girls Engineering Change — an organization started by Duke University students teaching young girls how to save the world via the science, technology engineering and math fields (STEM).
Bell and Howell became a corporate sponsor for the organization, last year.
The two-hour workshop featured the girls learning how to solder, learn about the different components, and learning to read and follow assembly instructions. The result? Six calculators being sent off to different states for assembly. Students even got a crash course on static electricity from a Bell and Howell engineer.
Not only did the workshop create a sense of unity, but also provided a strong foundation of learning and inspiration for all in attendance.
The idea for Girls Engineering Change is to appeal to the nurturing side of girls and show them how to help the world with engineering by making products that can be donated to worthy organizations. The group has since expanded to North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Learn more about these bright students and their mission on their website and visit the Bell and Howell Facebook page to see pictures from the workshop.