in Amherst County is designed to get more women interested in the field of engineering. Sweet Briar College is hosting "Explor Engineering Design." It's a university course for high school students. They spend five days at the school and take a one-credit class. 21 girls from all over the country are participating. Sweet Briar has hosted the program for several years. Many of the women who take part end up coming to Sweet Briar as college students. Bethany Brinkman/Assistant Professor: "About 2 percent of them end up coming to Sweet Briar, specifically. It's a nice recruiting tool and all the students have a good time." Areva, a nuclear engineering firm with facilities in Lynchburg, is a major sponsor of the program. Tuition is 675 dollars and scholarships help cover up to half the cost.