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Kahli Avink, left, tries to lift a ponar dredge, used for taking sediment samples, as she and Autumn Shaffer, both of Kingsley High School, talk with Emily Shaw of the Inland Seas Education Association during Wednesday's annual GirlTECH seminar offered tenth-grade girls from throughout the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District a chance to learn about careers where women make up less than 25 percent of the work force from professional women currently in those fields.