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'Girls Rock Science' Kicks Off Weekend Of Learning

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- IT and engineering jobs are always in high demand. A new program at the Carnegie Science Center is encouraging young girls to get involved.

"Girls Rock Science" provides opportunities for girls to consider pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Teens and parents can explore interactive exhibits.

"I saw different universities, different dietitians, different petroleum engineers. I thought it was very cool because it gives younger girls a chance to look at different career opportunities," said Allison Jaecke.

Tristan Mays from the hit show MacGyver made an appearance and took photos with fans.

"MacGyver is a great show to watch because if you love chemistry and science and mixing potions and stuff, MacGyver does all of that and he teaches you how to do it," she said.

The event is being held at the Carnegie Science Center this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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