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Hendersonville, NC 28792

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    WLOS joined us for Girls in Technology

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Hands On! Children’s Gallery is helping girls get in touch with technology.

    Educators from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute are showing middle school girls how to design, program and print 3D maps of planetary surfaces.

    The 3D models will be used by educators at Hands On! to enhance classes for the visually impaired.

    The workshop is sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Science Enrichment Program.

    “If we can encourage them to think about those STEM careers right now, they’re going to have all of these years their middle school and high school to develop the skill set to get them a really good paying job,” PARI educator Christi Whitworth said.

    The girls also get to enhance their problem solving skills before printing the 3D models.

    Click here to see the video.