Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Registration by January 16 for FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) Program at Duke--Girls in grades 4, 5, and 6!

Registration is now open for the FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) Program, a six week Saturday Program on Duke's campus from 2:15-3:30. Female undergraduate volunteers will lead hands-on science, math, and engineering activities for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls from Durham. There is limited space and registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. When you submit your daughter's registration packet, they ask that you send an email to notify us that you have done so. The program will take place on 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 3/21, 4/11, and 4/18.

If you would like to register your daughter for the Saturday Program, please submit one of the registration forms, linked below:

FEMMES needs physical copies of the signed legal release forms. Along with the submission of the electronic registration form,return a physical copy of the legal release form to this mailing address by Friday, January 16th.

FEMMES c/o Suqi Huang
Duke University
Box 95211
Durham NC, 27708-9838

ALSO, mark your calendar for FEMMES annual Capstone Day! FEMMES Capstone is a free program for 4th-6th grade students that will be taking place on February 21, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The day includes a keynote speaker who explains her role in her particular STEM field and the path that led her to that role, followed by two morning activities, lunch, two afternoon activities, and closing remarks. Each hands-on activity is designed and led by female faculty members, female graduate students, and STEM undergraduate female organizations. Participants are placed in groups of 12-15 girls led by two undergraduate or graduate student volunteers who guide the participants through four different activities held in the engineering, science, math, and laboratory buildings at Duke. They will be sending out more information about signing up to register for the Capstone Day within the next two weeks.

Like FEMMES on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/femmesatduke to receive up-to-date information about FEMMES and other activities and programs throughout the year!

For questions, contact:

Elisa Berson and Janvi Shah
FEMMES Program Directors
Elisa Berson <elisa.berson@gmail.com>, Janvi Shah <shah.janvi@gmail.com>


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