By: Jillian Wilson
Eighth grade girls got a taste of what it takes to be an engineer.
More than one hundred girls from Davenport and Moline schools got to work with John Deere engineers at the Putnam Museum today.
It national engineering week and today is 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day'.
Girls in the program say learning from women in the field helps break the gender stereotype about liking math and science.
"We're the next generation and they are passing on their knowledge and we just keep growing and expanding and eventually women will... they'll be as many women in engineering if not more," says Mickey Sloat, an 8th grader.
This is the third and biggest turn out for the engineering program at the Putnam.