Monday, February 13, 2012

Special Opportunity for 4th to 6th grade Girls at Duke on February 18th

There is a great free opportunity for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Durham Girls to participate in the capstone event of  Duke's FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and Science)  program on Saturday, February 18th.  FEMMES is a free one-day outreach program introducing young women from Durham (4th through 6th grade) to math, science and engineering.  The registration period has been extended and there are more spaces for girls to participate.
The goal of FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) is to give girls hands-on experience in the math, science, and engineering fields where women are often greatly under-represented. By using female volunteers and faculty members, FEMMES hopes to demonstrate that women can and do excel in these fields. Each faculty volunteer directs a hands-on activity that shows something interesting and fun about their area of expertise (for a list of this year’s faculty volunteers and their activities, please visit the “Faculty” link). Student volunteers lead groups to the activities and act as mentors for the day to our program’s participants.  The events take place on the campus of Duke University and include lunch.
They have extended their registration deadline from the February 8th deadline marked on the forms due to available spots.  Here are the registration forms in English and Spanish:

FEMMES Registration English

FEMMES Registration Spanish

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