Saturday, April 14, 2018
MSUB Alterowitz Gym
Girls-n-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.
STEM Stars – for 7th and 8th Grade Girls ONLY
Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 am to Noon
MSUB Library Arts Building
As a part of Girls-n-Science for the third year, "STEM Stars" is a FREE event providing 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 to further introduce girls to STEM-related professions in a fun, yet educational way. Space is limited to 60 girls and registration is mandatory. 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 Alterowitz Gym, where parents can join them.
To enroll in STEM Stars, click here.
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Thank you to our Major Sponsor!
Girls-n-Science Main Event, Geared toward 4-8 grade girls
Saturday, April 14 from 12:30 to 4 pm
MSUB Alterowitz (Upper) Gym
At Girls-n-Science, a FREE event, there will be more than 40 booths at MSUB’s Alterowitz 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!
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.