With this year’s theme of, “If you can see it, you can be it,” the Provo GIRLS Summit took place March 8, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Provo City Library Ballroom (550 N University Ave). The summit is a career exploration fair for girls ages 8-12. Keeping up with our tradition, this year again features professionals associated with the U Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Alumnae April Guymon (BS’09) pictured left, was a presenter. Guymon is currently a senior engineer at ETC Group, an energy engineering consulting firm. She says, “My work has taken me as far away as Japan, though my favorite place to save energy is in Salt Lake City, where my two little boys are breathing the air.”

U MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) executive director, Theresa Drulard, pictured right, is also a featured professional. Drulard has over 27 years of experience in manufacturing, including 17 years in operations management (production). Her expertise is also in operational excellence and lean implementation in manufacturing and service, as well as Quality Systems.

The Provo GIRLS Summit goal is to give young girls the chance to meet and visit with women from many different fields. This event should pique these young minds’ curiosity and serve as a springboard for further conversations, research, and ideas.

To learn more about the Provo GIRLS Summit visit their website http://www.provogirlssummit.com/.