Barker Middle School 8th grade students from Mrs. Hamann's Science classes visited Purdue University Northwest, Westville campus on Friday, February 7th. Students visited the College of Technology. Students participated in three rotating labs, toured the campus, and had lunch during their visit. The Construction Engineering Management (CEMT) lab provided students with information about the need in this field, education needed, salary and benefits. Students had the chance to view experiments testing the strength of different building materials. Students visited the Computer Technology lab where they were introduced to the Steghide Program in which data may be hidden and transferred. Computer Technology is a rapidly growing career with main branches of Cybersecurity, Networking, Operating Systems, Data, and Programming. Only about 3% of this workforce is comprised of women. The third lab students visited was the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) lab in which they had an opportunity to utilize the Solidworks2019 program to create a design. Students compared this program to the "Inventor" program which they use in their Project Lead the Way classes which is similar. The labs and tour were led by Professors in the College of Technology and PNW students.