Listen: Anna Capuano, a Guilderland High senior, talks about women in engineering

The Enterprise — Sean Mulkerrin
Anna Capuano liked playing with her big brother’s Legos as a kid and, since kindergarten, has liked hands-on science exploration. Now a Guilderland High School senior, she helped to found a club, E 4 G2, engineering for girls and guys, which has all girl members. She and classmate Sophie Gerchicov recently organized a well-attended conference where women involved in chemical, biomedical, civil, electrical, and computer engineering spoke to girls from Bethlehem, Shenendehowa, Schalmont, Niskayuna, and Holy Names. The girls also worked in groups to rescue a sunken car from a bucket of water, coming up with different solutions to the challenge. As Capuano stresses in this week’s podcast the point is to find a worthwhile solution, not to be first.

Tags:

More News

  • As an emergency foster-care parent, Linda Dunn hadn’t expected to care for Christine and Cheyanne White for very long. But four-and-a-half years after a tragedy brought them to her, she has now adopted them.

  • On May 21, two Voorheesville residents will vie for one seat on the library’s board of trustees, as incumbent Lance Moore is challenged by Belinda Heckler.

  • Justin Maxwell

    Justin Maxwell had been a college basketball coach when he decided he wanted a career change after helping his uncle in his job as an assessor one summer.