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UW-River Falls to host Girls in SCIENCE event

February 19, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host a Girls in SCIENCE: Seeing, Creating, Inventing, Exploring, Naming, Cooperating, and Experimenting event on campus Saturday, April 16. The program aims to encourage and promote girls’ full participation in a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

Participants will meet scientists, professors, and UWRF students while cycling through several 40-minute fun, engaging activities. Morning topics will include astronomy and a planetarium show, chemistry, ecology and environmental studies, and DNA extraction. Afternoon topics will include computer science, aviation, biology and medicine, forensic science, and physics.

Girls in grades 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on science activities from 8 a.m. to noon for a program fee of $12. Girls in grades 6 through 8 will have a similar opportunity from 1-5:30 p.m. for a program fee of $14. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and items to take home.

Registration is available online via River Falls Community Education at www.rflearns.org, or registration forms are available in the River Falls Community Education Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog. Please register by March 1. Please indicate the preferred t-shirt size when registering. Limited scholarships are available through a grant from Allina Health.

The event is sponsored by the UWRF Physics Department, UWRF College of Arts & Sciences, UWRF Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and the River Falls Branch of AAUW.

Email rellen.hardtke@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-4230 for more information.