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Fourteen fifth-grade girls from Roosevelt Elementary School attended the “Wow! That’s Engineering” conference at Normandale Community College in Minneapolis. Participants included, front from left to right: Zeinab Igale, Presleigh Schrupp, Bailey Erickson, Grace Monson, Maria Elene Garcia and Leslie Montoya. Back from left to right: Maddie Daniel, Kimberly Dominguez, Elizabeth Carlson, Alexis Dersch, Addy DeKraai, Megan Warner and Claire Lu. Not pictured is Alex Contreras. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Engineering conference leaves Willmar, Minn., girls with new knowledge, new dreams

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WILLMAR -- A couple weeks ago, this group of girls may not have been able to describe what an engineer does. Now, they are bubbling with newfound knowledge, and several are talking about the engineering careers they want.

The transformation has come from a trip to the "Wow! That's Engineering" conference at Normandale Community College in Minneapolis.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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