Sunrise Labs Engineers Conduct Workshop at 5th Annual Girls Technology Day

Auburn, New Hampshire -- March 21st, 2017 -- Sunrise Labs engineers, Hannah Bond and Megan Bredes, conducted a workshop on the basics of circuit buildings with over 250 young women in attendance at the 5th annual Girls Technology Day event held at Manchester Community College.

During Friday's workshop, Hannah and Megan worked with students to construct a circuit to power an LED, while discussing examples of advanced research on how circuits can harvest energy.

"Megan and I were most excited to see how fascinated the girls became as they worked together to power the LED," said Hannah Bond, Electrical Engineer, Sunrise Labs, Inc. "The workshop itself was simple, but its real world applications increased their interest, which led to conversations about the innovative projects we work on everyday at Sunrise."

Co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the New Hampshire Community College System, Girls Technology Day is dedicated to getting young women interested and invested in the technical fields early in their high school careers. Other workshops at the event allowed students to explore diverse topics such as 3D modeling, game programming, app development for mobile devices, ethernet cable building, and microbial fuel cells.

"Hannah and I were happy to participate in the state's 5th annual Girls Technology Day, because we truly feel like we're part of a community that is empowering young women," said Megan Bredes, Sunrise Labs, Inc. "The event's high attendance is a sign that more young women are enthusiastic about learning how a career in STEM could not only benefit them, but the world around them."

"It is a powerful thing to witness, and to experience, as young women are exposed to the possibilities of what a career in technology could look like," said Michelline Dufort, Director of Business for the New Hampshire High Technology Council. "The Girls Tech Day program serves up so many strong examples from a field of incredibly dedicated and talented female technologists who volunteer their time and share their stories. The magic moment is when these young women realize 'this could be me, I could do this'."