IT employees mentor girls in engineering, math and science

Community News

Girls Mentor program                 GEMS camp

The MPC IT C.O.R.E. corporate citizenship committee was given the opportunity to participate Ohio Northern University’s Camp GEMS (Girls in engineering, math and science). The four-day camp was geared toward teaching 52 seventh and eighth grade girls and 12 college-aged science majors about various topics related to engineering, math and science.

The key goal of the camp was to stretch the girl’s talents to all different parts of the camp, to boost self-confidence and for campers to go home with a new appreciation of how engineering, math and science relate to everyday life.

The MPC team emphasized women in IT with activities in the areas of cybersecurity, robotic process automation, supply chain, algorithms/logic and hands-on coding. The most popular IT activity of the afternoon was the “break-out” sessions, hands-on coding and studying algorithms (the steps or process used to reach a goal).

Several women from Marathon Pipe Line also presented their Petroleum Fuels my Life program with activities including building a pipeline, burying and mapping utilities and then digging.

Photos used with permission of Ohio Northern University.