Mayor Gregerson announces ‘Cool Girls in Aerospace’ partnership

May 02, 2018

Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson announced that the city will again partner with Edmonds Community College and the Washington Aerospace Training & Research (WATR) Center to give 10 area middle school girls an introduction to the aerospace industry as a future career.

"The aerospace industry is the largest business sector in Mukilteo and this kind of introduction for girls will inspire them to consider STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) options,” Gregerson said.  “These girls will have an opportunity to work in a real-life training lab at the WATR Center built to simulate world-class manufacturing facilities such as those here in Mukilteo.  I’m proud to bring city resources to young women in a safe, summer camp atmosphere to expand their horizons in career exploration. They could be part of the next generation of employees for many of our Mukilteo-based employers.”

“Cool Girls in Aerospace” will run from Aug. 14 to Aug. 17, and will include a tour of Work Force Development Center (Aug. 14), and a three-day curriculum at the WATR Center to complete a project using manufacturing equipment and many types of aerospace materials used to make rockets and jets.

The city is looking for a maximum of 10 girls aged 12 to 16 that will attend middle school or high school in the fall of 2018.

Interested participants must complete an online application (, and have parental approval to sign waiver forms. The deadline to apply is June 1.

This experience is free to participants from a grant provided by the city of Mukilteo and other sponsors.

Transportation and chaperones will be provided.

For more information, call 425-263-8018 or email

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