Girls from area junior high schools tried to "trap their potential" while building mouse traps on MSU's campus Saturday.
It was just one of four workshops the young ladies participated in to promote women working in fields like math and science, which event organizers say are fields dominated by men.
One student says she's been blown away by science even since she was little.
“When I was little I shot my brother with a potato gun, and when I saw the potato blow up I just thought that was really cool,” said Hannah Strayhorn, an 8th grader at McNiel Jr. High.
MSU students alongside teachers and faculity put on the event.
They say their hope is to open the eyes of the young students to show them the types of careers they can have in math and science.
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