TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – In an effort to encourage girls to explore career opportunities in historically male-dominated fields, Dutchess Community College will host its 24th Annual “Math and Science Matter … Especially for Young Women” program on Saturday, March 21. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is open to girls in grades 4-8. 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 almost 20 workshops in all, including Using Satellites to Study Earth, Cloud Creation, Adventures in Biotechnology, Groundwater Detectives, In Search of Fossils and more. Students will select three workshops on a first-come, first-served basis during online registration. Participating faculty come from the DCC Departments of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences, Allied Health and Biological Sciences, Behavioral Sciences and others.
Check-in will take place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. in the Drumlin Hall cafeteria.
Pre-registration is required. Complete workshop descriptions and the online registration form are available at www.sunydutchess.edu/msm. For more information, contact Susan Conrad at (845) 431-8534 or [email protected]