Sunrise Labs Engineers Inspire and Empower Girls Towards STEM Careers

Engineers Hannah Bond and Megan Bredes Present at STEMspiration, A New Hampshire Event to Inspire High School Girls to Explore STEM Careers

Auburn, New Hampshire -- November 23rd, 2016 -- Sunrise Labs engineers, Hannah Bond and Megan Bredes, presented to over 60 freshmen girls at the Manchester School of Technology during the 2nd annual New Hampshire High Technology Council's (NHHTC) TechWomen Ambassadors Week.

Hannah Bond, Electrical Engineer, and Megan Bredes, Software Engineer, joined Sunrise Labs in the June 2015 immediately after graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. At Thursday's event, Hannah and Megan discussed and presented how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting the healthcare industry through a prototype designed by Sunrise engineers called the Squeeze Meter. During their presentation, students were able to experiment with the device, examine the device's fully-architected circuit board, and learn how the underlying systems enable medical devices to send critical data to phones, the cloud, and other important health systems.

"Events like these are critical in influencing young women by discussing career opportunities in STEM that they might not know exist," said Hannah Bond, Electrical Engineer at Sunrise Labs, Inc. "Historically, women are underrepresented in STEM fields. Initiatives like the NHHTC's TechWomen | TechGirls are a welcome program for engaging schools, mentoring opportunities, and most importantly, supporting young women."

TechWomen | TechGirls holds programs for professional women to connect, collaborate, and explore ideas around career development, technology strategies, and innovation. In 2015, the NHHTC partnered with Governor Maggie Hassan's Task Force on STEM education and proclaimed TechWomen Ambassador Week would be held annually in November.

"The New Hampshire High Tech Council's TechWomen | TechGirls Initiative is focused on building a community of 'tech women' to inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM," said Carol Miller, Co-Chair of the TechWomen | TechGirls and Director of Broadband Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development. "The TechWomen Ambassadors Week is a full week of events in seven locations statewide for 9th grade girls to hear from TechWomen on how to prepare for these types of careers, and more importantly how they have managed a personal life and career decisions."