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Girls-n-Science

Saturday, April 1, 2017
MSUB Alteroitz Gym

 

Girls-n-Science (formerly known as Chicks in Science), is a FREE one-day extravaganza that provides hands-on, minds-on interactive activities to introduce girls in 4th – 8th grades to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math); to encourage and excite them to pursue education in those areas; and to facilitate relationships between the girls and professional women in scientific disciplines.  This year there are three different programs part of the event, explained below.

STEM Stars – for 7th and 8th Grade Girls ONLY

Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 am to Noon

MSUB Library Arts Building (see map)

 

As a part of Girls-n-Science and introduced last year, "STEM Stars", a FREE event, provides longer hands-on opportunities for girls in 7th and 8th grades only.  These 45-minute concurrent sessions (with three different female STEM professionals) will take place the morning of Girls-n-Science (from 8:30 am to noon) in the Language Arts Building at MSUB andfurther introduce girls to STEM-related professions in a fun, yet educational way.  STEM Experts this year include Shirley Greene, Science Teacher from Lewis & Clark who will guide girls on how to help the International Space Station complete its mission;  Executive Director of the Montana Beef Council, Chaley Haney, on important meat science from the grocery store to kitchen; and engineers from CTA Architects Engineers Allyn Jorgensen and Hollie Mellgren who will wow girls with their "windy city tower challenge".  Space is limited to only 60 girls and registration is mandatory (register online).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as a super cool hoodie!  After this event, volunteers will take girls up to the main event of Girls-n-Science at the MSUB Alteroitz Gym, where parents can join them. 

 

»» Learn more about STEM Stars.

 

Girls-n-Science Main Event, Geared toward 4-8 grade girls

Saturday, April 1 from 12:30 to 4 pm

MSUB Alteroitz (Upper) Gym (see map)

 

At Girls-n-Science, a FREE event, there will be over 40 booths at MSUB’s Alteroitz Gym with hands-on, minds-on activities.  Female STEM-related professionals will be involved with each booth giving girls one-on-one contact with important role models who are also mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters with varied interests and life goals. The jobs that our 4th graders will hold as adults likely haven’t even been thought of yet, but Industry surveys indicate that many emerging careers will require an understanding of STEM and the problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptive and collaborative skills gained through the study of these subjects.  Often, psychological barriers, gender expectations, and the “coolness” factor can act as barriers to girls in the pursuit of STEM educational and career opportunities. Girls-n-Science strives to abolish negative and fearful attitudes about math and science; empowering young women in both their femininity and intellect.   No registration needed and girls will get a cool Girls-n-Science string backpack.  Come joins us and have fun!

 

»» Download Girls-n-Science flyer

 

NEW THIS YEAR:  Imagine Your Future! 

Saturday, April 1 from 12:30 to 4 pm

MSUB Lower Gym (see map)

 

Female students at MSUB, City College, Rocky Mountain College and juniors and seniors from local high schools are invited to present STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) science experiments and research projects during Girls-n-Science from 12:30 – 4 pm.  Girls in 4-8 grades will interact with these presenters and get the chance to vote on their favorite experiment, project, or presentation.  There will be four $150 prizes given out by the Girls-n-Science Committee including:

 

$150 Prize:  High School Student – Most Inspirational

$150 Prize:  College Student – Most Inspirational

 

$150 Prize:  High School Student – Most Creative

$150 Prize:  College Student – Most Inspirational

 

Female students in high school and college must register to present during Imagine Your Future by Monday, March 27.

 

»» Register as an Imagine Your Future Presenter

 

»» Download Map

 

For the Girls-n-Science event in the Alterowitz Gym, be sure to use the parking lot across the street from the PE Building.  To walk across the street, use the underground tunnel.  The parking garage will be open too.  Parking passes are not needed for this event.

 

Thank you to Our Sponsors!!

 

Intergalactic Scientists

 

Cloud Peak Energy logo

 

Laboratory Scientists

Amgen
Billings Clinic
BNSF
Montana BioScience Alliance
Montana Society of Petroleum Engineers & Montana Geologic Society
Northwestern Energy

 

Rocket Scientists

Exxon Mobil
Q2-KTVQ
Walmart

 

Research Scientists

Brewer Dental

Computers Unlimited

ECI

Energy Laboratories

Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming 

KLJ

Montana Beef Council
MSU Billings

Phillips 66

RiverStone Health
Stockman Bank

Yellowstone Naturopathic Center