Girls-only workshop at Bosch teams FPS students with women in tech

With the support of the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation, 32 Farmington Public Schools’ middle school girls attended a free one-day, hands-on workshop at Bosch in Farmington Hills. The September 26 Girls Only Workshop at Farmington Hills-based Bosch showcased women working in STEM- based careers.

Sphero Girls Only Workshop Farmington Schools Bosch
Students at the Girls Only Workshop learned how to program sphero balls to move and hit a pin down. (Farmington Public Schools)

Attendees had the opportunity to hear first-hand from women engineers about their careers and why they chose to become engineers. The day also included an icebreaker activity where they learned about famous female technologists, participated in a scavenger hunt within their Rapid Prototyping 3D printing, talked with high school students who are using STEM skills on a type of ‘sports’ team, and learned how to program a sphero to move, turn, and change colors.

The following staff members at Bosch made this event possible: Andrew Cartwright, Michelle Cheng, Theresa Chick, Gloria Flik, Michelle Janulis, Melissa Millender, Mary Paul, Akhila Prabhakar, Scott Smith, Karen Stowe, and Susan Tippy.

The program was orchestrated and supervised by Helen Kiefer, Farmington Public Schools’ Middle School Career Development Technician.

– Press release