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Future inventors tackle ideas at Great Design Challenge


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - Some future inventors, maybe, are on their way... taking ideas from concept to reality.

The Girl Scout "Great Design Challenge" was Saturday morning in Cedar Falls.

Girls got into teams to build something and then test it to see if it works.

These girls turned cardboard, wires, and batteries into a pad that buzzes when stepped on.

The three hour challenge was part of the girl scout initiative to encourage girls to develop critical thinking.

Program manager Jamie Harrington said, "We find it really important and we focus on what we need to have in a girl's life so that we can build courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place."

Even though the event was put on by the girl scouts, any girl in black hawk county in 4th or 5th grade could attend.

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