HOUGHTON — Emma Johnson recently completed a week long Junior Women in Engineering camp at Michigan Tech University.
Only 20 young women worldwide are selected to attend the camp. They receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the week-long camp.
Junior Women in Engineering provides an opportunity for academically talented young women in grades six through eight to explore a variety of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil and environmental engineering. The girls worked in teams to complete engineering projects that included designing and building bridges, gliders, prosthetic legs and circuit boards. They toured an active mine, learned how to purify water and whether metal has memory.
They had a chance to experience college life, staying in a residence hall, exploring campus and meeting other young women whom are interested in engineering.
Johnson is an eighth-grader at Owosso Middle School. She is student council president, volunteers her time as a peer to peer counselor and is active in cross country, track and basketball.