This year, we hosted our first workshop series geared towards teaching basic workshop and maker skills to ladies in the EF program. The intention of the program was to give Engineering Fundamentals program ladies a safe place to learn hands-on skills, meet other ladies in the program, and build something for their personal use.
Over two nights, 23 ladies participated in our Fall workshop, led by Michael Allen, on building a wooden trinket box. During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to use the miter saw, drill press, scroll saw, sander, and assorted hand tools. Due to the overwhelmingly popular response, we held ladies specific workshop nights in the spring on laser cutting and 3D printing.