Math and Science Matter, Especially for Young Women

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Workshops for Girls in grades 5-8

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(Snow date: Saturday, March 25)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [Registration opens January 30th] 

Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art
(Program begins in Drumlin Hall, North Cafeteria)
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie

This innovative Dutchess Community College program, now in its 21st year, introduces girls to opportunities in historically male-dominated fields.  The program is open to girls in fifth through eighth grades; there is a $10 registration fee and online registration is required.

The program offers hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math developed by DCC faculty and designed to engage young women and encourage them to explore career opportunities in those fields. Participants have the opportunity to be involved in hands-on experiments, discover the worlds of geometry, biology, chemistry, physics, and more. There are many different workshops to choose from. Girls select their workshops during the online registration. 

Participating faculty come from the DCC Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science; Physical Science; History, Government, and Economics; Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Technology; Allied Health and Biological Sciences; Performing, Visual Arts, and Communications; and Academic Services. 

The program includes a workshop for parents which will be a panel discussion regarding “Accommodative Services, Admissions & Financial Aid”.  This free workshop will be held in the Handel Dining Room – Drumlin Hall from 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Registration is not required.

Girls should be dropped off at 8:30 a.m. and go directly to the Drumlin Hall cafeteria for check-in.  Parents are welcome to escort their children to the cafeteria and stay for the parent workshop if they are interested.

Registration will open on January 30th. Click on the links at left to view schedules and workshop descriptions, and to register. Space is limited; early registration is recommended. The registration fee of $10 for the entire morning is payable online by credit or debit card.

Information to Note:

  • If you don’t feel that your daughter is ready to move from classroom to classroom within the building on her own, then you may want to consider waiting one more year before attending. The event is designed for girls in fifth through eighth grade.
  • Due to room capacities and fire regulations, adults will not be permitted to accompany students into the workshops.
  • If students are being dropped off, they must be picked up no later than 12:00 p.m. in the lobby of Washington Center.  Pickup and drop off will be at the circle between Washington Center and CBI.
  • Event check-in is between 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. in Drumlin Hall cafeteria on the DCC main campus.
  • Parking is available in Lot D off Cottage Road.

A campus map can be found HERE.

For more information, contact Tony Zito at (845) 431-8545 or zito@sunydutchess.edu.