Corps of Engineers Visits Middle School

The US Army Corps of Engineers is trying to help students, especially girls, decide what they want to be when they grow up. Today they visited West Chatham Middle School in Pooler. They talked to the girls about what engineers do and the different fields they work in.

It opened up many new career ideas to students. "When you think engineering, you probably think building and things like that, but I learned you can do environmental, audio and I learned one about astronauts," said student De'Aira Brown.

Only ten percent of American engineers are women. The Army Corps of Engineers hopes outreach programs like this will help change that and get more women involved.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter,