Girls interested in math and sciences toured NES’ main facility and met with women working in the engineering field. The Art2STEM program introduces 7th through 9th grade girls to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math career paths by tapping into their attraction to art. NES operations and engineering employees talked with the students about planning and preparing for electric transportation in the future and gave a tour of the system control center – the central hub by which NES monitors and regulates electricity that powers Middle Tennessee.
“It is important to expose girls to all kinds of career opportunities to broaden their horizons, especially those career paths that have traditionally been made up of men,” said Sheila Wells, NES senior engineer. “The girls got to see firsthand what a real future in engineering and technology might be like.”