College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Construction is, historically, a predominately male-dominated major, but today, countless efforts are made to change this. Girl Scouts in Construction was created to help the Cal Poly Women in Construction Club increase their youth outreach. This event was hosted to give a positive-hands on construction experience to increase construction exposure to girls at a young age. Through organizing this event, the connections between the Cal Poly Women in Construction Club and the Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast, National Association of Women in Construction, Cal Poly Construction Management Department, and a few general contracting companies were all strengthened. At this event, Girl Scouts learned about framing, painting, mixing and curing concrete, safety when performing construction activities, and had the opportunity to ask current industry members and Cal Poly students questions. Along with the execution of the event, all of the documents and processes used to organize the event that also includes lessons learned and areas for improvement were collected, so that future Cal Poly students can easily recreate this event.

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Poster Board