Studies show that those with more opportunities to engage in STEM-related activities, such as science fairs, projects and clubs, are more likely to go onto STEM careers and have accomplishments in STEM fields. This summer, 12 high school girls had the opportunity to attend the first ever Montgomery County Girlz Engineering Camp, which consisted of three days of classroom experiments and exercises introducing engineering concepts. The camp culminated with a field trip to our facility in Crystal City, Va., where the high schoolers were briefed on alternative energy resources, learned about space and missile technology, and experienced a simulated helicopter flight over Washington, D.C. The group was joined by our Transportation Solutions vice president, who shared her background and career choices. "Two things I will tell you," our VP said when asked advice about building a career. "Number one is focus on what you like to do and something that excites you; and two, don't be afraid to do hard things. It's the hard projects that have helped me grow the most."