Girls interested in science and math were encouraged to pursue careers in those fields on Wednesday. For the first time the School of Mines hosted a Women in Science and Engineering symposium or WiSE.
From learning about molecules to getting hands on experience with blacksmithing, middle and high school girls learned about fields that usually are dominated by men.
"Girls are often scared because there are so many males around here but if you just get yourself out there and get involved, there's plenty of girls here to help you through it and support you. So it's a great field to be in," said mechanical engineering student at the School of Mines, Rebecca Ceremuga.
"I also think that it's important to see other girls their age that are interested in science and engineering and just to spark that interest that they never thought that they had is very important. It's the first step to them realizing that they can actually do this," said Lisa Carlson of WiSE.
The event lasted all day and the young women were involved in a variety of different classes and workshops.