130 young girls filled NIPSCO and NiSource’s Merrillville Headquarters in celebration of Engineering Week with dozens of teams of both NIPSCO engineers and girl scouts working together to create their own devices.

This day was part of NIPSCO’s DAWN program who’s goal is to recruit, retain and accelerate the development of women at NIPSCO and serve as a voice to increase understanding and awareness of inclusion, diversity, and culture. Each of the girl scouts ranged from grades kindergarten to fifth grade and had one hour to work with NIPSCO engineers to create a device from materials provided.

“This has been the fourth year we have been doing this with NIPSCO and every time there is one thing that is always so amazing,” says Vice President of Programs and Property for the Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Vicki King. “This event always embodies the true meaning of what a 1 to many mentoring model is. We serve 60,000 girls and we don’t have enough for a one on one form of mentoring. This event allows the girls to work immersively and develop a spark for engineering.”

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