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ASCE– NH and Congressman Chris Pappas Talk about Infrastructure with Manchester Girls on “INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING DAY” ASCE NH Past President and Region 1 Governor, Logan Johnson, PE, and Congressman Chris Pappas spoke about the importance of engineering to the young women at the Manchester NH Non-Profit organization, Girls At Work on February 20th, which was “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”. Girls at Work, Inc offers programs to at-risk girls in NH and empowers them with the tools to overcome adversity and build confidence to face current and future life challenges. pretty unremarkable grade and would not be something that they would want to bring home on one of their report cards. ASCE-NH along side Congressman Chris Pappas, discussed why it was important for girls today to stay interested in engineering and to one day pursue careers in engineering fields. In the 2017 ASCE NH Infrastructure Report Card, NH infrastructure received a C– Overall grade, only slightly better than the National Average. The girls agreed that this was a I am so inspired by the talent and teamwork showed by these young women and hope that they will one day see their value in the engineering profession. The girls then used scrap wood to design and create bridges that would be able to have a roll of tape go under and over it. Each group of girls came up with a unique design that achieved their goal and were excited to explain how they came up with their bridge design and how they worked together to execute their plan.