Innovative Program Encourages Girls to Explore Math, Science Opportunities

Math and Science Matter Registration

January 25, 2011 – In an effort to encourage young women to explore career opportunities in historically male-dominated fields, Dutchess Community College will host its 15th Annual “Math and Science Matter … Especially for Young Women” program on Saturday, March 5. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to girls in grades 5-8. Registration is just $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 16 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 four 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, History, Government and Economics and Performing, Visual Arts and Communication s.

The program also includes four optional workshops for parents: Physics Demonstrations for Parents and Teachers, College Preparation and the Admission Process, The Mystery of Financial Aid and The Web You Didn’t Know: More Effective Use of the Internet for Research. Parent workshops are free and registration is not required.

Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. The $10 registration fee is payable online by credit or debit card. To sign up, visit

Check-in will take place at 8 a.m. in the Dutchess Hall Lobby, followed by a welcome in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. Pre-registration is required.

The program is presented with support from Hudson Valley Credit Union.

For more information, contact Tony Zito at (845) 431-8545 or