facebook

Math and Science Matter, Especially for Young Women

math and science matter logo

Workshops for Girls in grades 5-8

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(Snow date: Saturday, March 30)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [Registration opens February 12, 2019]

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

This innovative Dutchess Community College program, now in its 23rd 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 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; Behavior Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Academic Services.

Parents are invited to meet with representatives from the college regarding Open Education Resources (OER), Admission to college, Financial Services, Accommodative Services, and other programs offered at DCC. Representatives will be available in the Handel Dining Room in Drumlin Hall from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Parking for the event is in LOT D (Please use 97 Cottage Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 for GPS). Girls should go directly to the Drumlin Hall cafeteria for check-in by 8:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to escort their children to the cafeteria and stay for the parent workshop if they are interested.

Registration will open on February 12. 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 feel that your daughter is NOT 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.  Please park in LOT D and come to the lobby of Washington Center for pick up. 

  • Event check-in is between 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. in Drumlin Hall cafeteria on the DCC main campus.

  • For GPS directions use 97 Cottage Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

A campus map can be found HERE.

For more information, contact Rachel VanDerStuyf at (845) 431-8546 or rachel.vanderstuyf@sunydutchess.edu.