UNION STATION FIELD TRIP
Awesome Ambitions girls have a new understanding and appreciation about careers in engineering thanks to the STEM event they attended at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday, September 23rd, hosted by Vanessa Zambo of Terracon: Consulting Engineers and Scientists. Engineers from Burns and McDonnell were also at the event mentoring Awesome Ambitions girls. The seminar started with a challenge for the 50 AwesomeAmbitions girls in attendance. They were given 2 paper cups, some string, mini puff-ball and tape and told to create something that could launch the mini puff-ball. With guidance from the engineers the girls were able to think though the challenge and understand engineering basics that helped them come up with some cleaver devices.