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Women in construction

Jessica Heroux from Negaunee High School, using a chop saw to build a tool box at the Jacobetti Complex. Dozens of young women explored the field of construction through interactive activities and demonstration at the Jacobetti Complex as part of the Women in Construction event, sponsored by Northern Michigan University Friday. About 120 students from grades 7-12 from around the Upper Peninsula built their own toolbox, used Revit for 3-D design and and cut a decorative metal accessory for the toolbox using a plasma cutting system. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly)

Above, Jessica Heroux from Negaunee High School, using a chop saw to build a tool box at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex in Marquette. Dozens of young women explored the field of construction through interactive activities demonstration at the Jacobetti Complex as part of the Women in Construction event, sponsored by NMU. About 120 students from grades 7-12 from around the Upper Peninsula built their own toolboxes, used Revit for 3-D design and cut a decorative metal accessory for the toolbox using a plasma cutting system. At right, volunteer Wynona Maravilla, left, from NMU’s construction management program, helps Izabel Barber, a seventh-grader from Superior Central Schools, construct a tool box. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly)