CEE Professors Angel Palomino and Kim Carter, along with CEE Instructor Jenny Retherford, and graduate students Laura Matzek, Katie Manz, Cyrus Jedari, and Liu Cao, arranged for the CEE department to have a presence at Introduce a Girl to Engineering 2017 in Oak Ridge. This program is designed to excite and empower girls ages 9-12 to pursue careers in STEM fields and show them that engineering can be fun and rewarding. The event was held at the Y-12 National Security Complex, and was a partnership between academia, the community, and engineering industry representatives. Attendees got the opportunity to investigate and experience many career choices related to mathematics, engineering, science, and technology (STEM). The CEE department used physical demonstrations that represented different aspects of civil & environmental engineering to help communicate what the field and the program at UT is all about.