Middle school girls invited by OSU to discover the scientist within

October 29, 2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host a workshop this Saturday, Nov. 3, for 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 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.

Interested persons may register by sending an e-mail to Sylvia Harvey. Include the name of the student and the school, and names of parents who will be attending the event.

Author: Carol Savonen
Source: Sujaya Rao