We are the NCSU chapter of Girls Engineering Change, a student-led organization that works to close the gender gap in STEM fields, particularly engineering, by hosting workshops for young girls.
Our workshops give young girls the opportunity to learn more about engineering as a whole while gaining hands-on experience by building a variety of fun kits. All of the kits built in our workshops are sent to individuals in need. For example, one of our most popular kits is a Simon Says game. Once built in the workshops, we send these games to a nearby Ronald McDonald House. Girls Engineering Change started at Duke University and has since been recognized by numerous organizations and won several awards.
Awards and Honors
Since its founding, GEC has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative University and received the grand prize at Duke’s ChangeWorks, a social entrepreneurship competition. In its first year at NCSU, we won the LEAD award for "Outstanding New Student Organization." In our third year, we were awarded “Outstanding Student Organization Program,” in recognition of our High School Mentor Program.