GE Girls at MIT

For rising seventh-grade girls from Lynn Public Schools.

These students spend a week in the summer at the Edgerton Center soldering electrical connections, designing sailboats, constructing LEGO cars and tracking infectious zombie plagues. The program, funded by General Electric and developed by members of the GE Women’s Network, the MIT Edgerton Center, with help from the Lemelson-MIT Program, aims to interest girls in science and technology and ultimately increase the number of female engineers.