Program Encourages Girls in Grades 5-8 to Explore Math, Science

January 24, 2012 – In an effort to encourage young women to explore career opportunities in historically male-dominated fields, Dutchess Community College will host its 16th Annual “Math and Science Matter … Especially for Young Women” program on Saturday, March 3. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to girls in grades 5-8. Registration is $10.

The program offers hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math developed by DCC faculty and is designed to engage girls in activities that highlight opportunities in those fields.

There are 17 workshops in all, including Secrets of the Stars, The Science of Fire, Fun with Chemistry, Mind Games, In Search of Fossils and more. Students may select up to three workshops on a first-come, first-served basis during online registration. Participating faculty come from the DCC Departments of Mathematics, Physical and Computer Sciences, Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Allied Health and Biological Sciences and Economics and Performing, Visual Arts and Communication s.

Complete workshop descriptions and the online registration form are available here. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. The $10 registration fee is payable online by credit or debit card.

The program also includes four optional workshops for participants’ parents, which are free and do not require registration.

The program is presented with support from TEG Federal Credit Union.

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