National Engineers Week hopes to inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM fields

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BISMARCK, N.D. - National Engineers Week is this week, encouraging youth to pursue careers in engineering.

Tuesday, KLJ collaborated with various community organizations like ASCE and Gateway to Science to introduce girls to Engineering Day or 'Girl Day'.

This event gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to interact and participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities with female engineering leaders.

"I think it's a great opportunity, as engineering, bringing the girls in. We can show them a little bit about what we do, hopefully spurt some interest in the technology and engineering-related careers," says Jennie Krause, engineer.

The rest of the week's events include a chamber mixer Thursday and a screening of Dream Big next week.

For a full list of events you can go to