Alex Groth

WUWM News Intern

Alex Groth is a news intern at WUWM. She is a student at Marquette University studying Journalism.

In her free time, Alex enjoys exploring Milwaukee and running on the lakefront.

Alex Groth

It's summer and yet a group of girls have opted to spend time in classroom and labs in Milwaukee, to study engineering.

Statistically, some of them will face challenges in becoming engineers, but right now, members of this group are determined. 

One of the girls is Claire Kasier, an incoming freshman at Hamilton High School in Sussex. She says this environment is different than engineering classes at school. It's quieter.

"I think it's pretty cool, because in my tech class there were only five girls out of a class of 26," she says.

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The Town of Erin, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, is taking center-stage for one of sport’s biggest events—the U.S. Open. The tournament starts Thursday. Some residents have not been sure what to expect, while others have joined in to welcome thousands of golf fans, sports reporters and PGA organizers.

One person who has stepped up his activity is Jake Busalacchi, general manager of Tally Ho, a brightly-colored pub about five minutes from Erin Hills, the golf course hosting the tournament.