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Press Release: UMass Dartmouth Kaput Center & Greenlight for Girls to Host 4th Annual Greenlight for Girls Day SouthCoast

UMass Dartmouth Kaput Center & Greenlight for Girls to Host 4th Annual Greenlight for Girls Day SouthCoast

Students from SouthCoast to Learn the Fun in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Author:  Joseph Sullivan [Contact]
Date:  April 23, 2014
Department:   James J. Kaput Center
Dartmouth, MA (April 23, 2014) -- UMass Dartmouth's Kaput Center for Research & Innovation in STEM Education, in partnership with Greenlight for Girls, will host the 4th Annual Greenlight for Girls Day SouthCoast at the UMass Dartmouth campus this Saturday, April 26, 2014. More than 120 female students - ages 10-15 years-old - from the surrounding areas of SouthCoast, will come to learn the fun in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UMass Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Aminda O'Hare will offer the keynote address for the event. Dr. O'Hare oversees the Cognitive and Affective Psychophysiology and Experimental Science (CAPES) Lab at UMass Dartmouth. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 2010.

Throughout the morning, the participants will attend workshops. The workshops include:

This is Your Brain On Science: Human Brain Waves
Tiny Critters With Giant Impacts
From Miss Representation To Mass Representation: Educating for Change
Clean It Up Competition Engineering for Girls
Lego Factory
The Math Behind The Magic
The Math of Your Motion
Investigating Science Outside Your Back Door
Make Your Own Video Game

Greenlight for Girls Day SouthCoast begins at 9:00 a.m. at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room. The workshops will take place in Dion and Science & Engineering Buildings. To register for the event, visit http://greenlightforgirls2014umd.eventbrite.com.

Greenlight for Girls, founded by Fall River's own Melissa Rancourt, has grown into an international leader in the effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to girls of all ages and backgrounds, in order to stimulate greater participation of girls and women of all ages in STEM-related studies and careers.

The Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education has been established in the spirit and vision of James Kaput, whose innovative thinking and leadership inspired many in the field of mathematics education. The purpose of this Center is to provide a focus and support for sustained investigation of foundational issues in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.





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