In an effort to get students, especially girls, interested in all things technological, Construction Materials Services Inc. opened up its laboratories and work spaces for young people to learn all about asphalt during a recent tour and dinner.

On Feb. 15, CMS collaborated with PinkSTEM Inc., a learning nonprofit near its Locust Grove facility, to teach participants about asphalt and how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) work together to produce roads, bridges and buildings.

“CMS has really inspired us. They have been so generous,” PinkSTEM Director Tamika Ray said. “I have a STEM center a few feet away where we do 3-D printing, robotics and hydroponics. We try to foster every aspect of STEM and teach girls they can do anything from being a veterinarian to making asphalt.”

Students from Henderson Middle School in Jackson, PinkSTEM Inc. and Wesley United Methodist Church in McDonough attended the event, mixing into four groups to tour learning stations set up around the CMS facility. The event was a lead-up to Georgia STEM Day on May 6.

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