HAMLET— The Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority recently brought 10 young girls to Richmond Community College to make jewelry using the 3-D printer in the College’s computer aided drafting lab.
Mechanical Engineering lead instructor Annie Smith and one of her students, Joshua Lisk, provided guidance for the girls as they decorated bracelets and rings made from the 3-D printer.
These girls are part of an organization called the Cinderella Girls, which holds an annual ball that teaches young girls etiquette, self-confidence, and educational and spiritual guidance.
Smith is a sponsor for one of the girls, Zamierah Kimori Smith, for this year’s Cinderella Ball.
“Zameriah said that she thought college would be boring but now sees how much fun it can be, and now she wants to attend college and become a mechanical engineer technician,” Smith said. “This is the reason why it is so very important to continue allowing young kids to see what we have available at the Forte Building, especially exposing young girls to engineering.”
The Forte Building is a state-of-the-art facility that houses RichmondCC’s growing engineering and technology programs.
The field trip to RichmondCC was an innovative way to educate the Cinderella Girls on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM education.