FIU’s Moss Department of Construction Management hosted the third She Builds summer camp. The camp introduced high school girls to the exciting world of construction management. With the popularity and growth of She Builds, the Moss Department welcomed more than 30 students, traveling from as far north as Orange and Palm Beach counties. Many participants hailed from Miami-Dade and Broward counties schools.

Over the three-day camp period, campers:

  • Utilized the latest emerging safety technologies in the Moss BEIL Lab, which was led by Moss faculty.
  • Participated in “Take the Lead” sessions, involving hands-on activities, team building exercises, laser scanning, and the construction of 3D buildings with the help of industry partners Moss Construction and Robins & Morton & Thornton Construction.

During the walk in her shoe’s session, campers were inspired by testimonials from professional women in the field like Ann McNeil of MCO Construction and Nelmarie Bowe of DPR Construction.

One of the many highlights of this year’s camp was the flying drone session led by Tech Girl Power. Campers participated in hands-on activities, while learning about the use of drone technology in construction.

The week wrapped with visits to two exciting jobsites located at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus (hosted by Thornton Construction and Turner Construction).

“It was very fun and a great experience for those of us who are interested in construction management or those who simply want an insight into the field of construction management,” said L. Guzman, senior at South Miami Senior High School.

The Moss Department of Construction Management looks forward to the continued growth and impact of the She Builds program in its mission to encourage more females to enter the field of construction management. Moss School is appreciative of the support from its industry partners and donors who make the She Builds summer camp program possible.