OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Invites Middle School Girls (and Parents) To Discover Science

11/05/2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host a workshop this Saturday, Nov. 8, for 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade girls designed to encourage them to explore science careers.

The participants and their parents will have opportunity to meet successful woman engineers, doctors, veterinarians, research scientists and university professors. The free workshop will run from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in OSU’s MU East International Forum (behind Snell Hall) on Jefferson Way.

There will be field trips to OSU science labs to introduce girls to a variety of careers in science and engineering. Parents are welcome to attend tours and/or a parent workshop, designed to give parents tips for encouraging their daughters toward science and engineering careers.

The workshop is sponsored by the OSU Provost’s Office, the Rural Science Education Program, Saturday Academy, The SMILE Program, the Women’s Center, and Science Education Partnerships.

For more information about the event, contact Kari van Zee.