John Deere Ottumwa Works and some of their staff spent Tuesday morning introducing the next generation of potential employees to some possibilities. Around 50 students, all girls from Evans Middle School, spent four hours with engineers, building and testing various gadgets.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering” will hopefully get some of the students thinking. Amber Pargmann, an engineering team leader for Deere, said not only is there a problem finding enough engineers, her fellow female engineers make up only 8 percent of the workforce in that field.
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