Horizon Goodwill Partners with SourceAmerica for STEM Girlz Engineering Camp

Girlz Engineering Camp Hosted by Horizon Goodwill

Most importantly, engineering is all about changing perspective – looking at something differently – well, it can absolutely change what capability looks like. I love opportunities to create change

Horizon Goodwill Industries, SourceAmerica and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have partnered together for a unique opportunity that helps high school girls succeed in STEM programs as well as help Horizon Goodwill advance their mission of “Removing Barriers, Creating Opportunities.” Horizon Goodwill will host over 20 high school girls at their corporate headquarters on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, for an informational briefing and then a re-engineering session focused on how Goodwill uses e-commerce, their online, virtual marketplace ShopGoodwill.com, and the challenges that they face. The engineering students will take the information and create improved processes and systems for Goodwill to utilize moving forward and present it on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Catharine Fleming, Chief Mission Officer for Goodwill, said, “We are so excited to work with these girls on a project that will improve our processes, increase sell-through, and streamline our e-commerce tactics. Being a part of the SourceAmerica program, partnering with area high-schools, and promoting STEM learning for young girls is in direct relation to our mission to remove barriers and create opportunities. I wish I had been introduced me to engineering when I was young. Engineering drives your business’s bottom-line and re-engineering drives innovation, efficiency, and production. Most importantly, engineering is all about changing perspective – looking at something differently – well, it can absolutely change what capability looks like. I love opportunities to create change.”

Twelve high schools within Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) offer a national pre-engineering program of study called Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Advanced Engineering, supported by the MCPS offices of Science, Technology, and Engineering (STE) and Career Technology Education (CTE).  The rigorous, five-course pathway provides opportunities for students to explore a variety of engineering…

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