The university's Institute of Technology Student Board set up an interactive Web site where the university students are able to answer questions and mentor the HTGS students.
In March, which is Women in History Month, Minneapolis Community and Technical College hosted an event where the girls gave presentations about their activities in the HTGS program.
According to HTGS, ongoing activities and mentoring experiences that support nontraditional careers for women have resulted in a 300 percent growth for HTGS.
That success was recognized this year when HTGS received an honorable mention from 2006 Programs and Practices that Work: Preparing Students for Nontraditional Careers.
The success of HTGS is largely based on a simple truth, which is, says Hendricks, "Women listen to other women.