Published: Jan. 28, 2014

MSU hosts Girl Scout STEM Demo Day

Contact(s): Tom Oswald Media Communications office: (517) 432-0920 cell: (517) 281-7129 Tom.Oswald@cabs.msu.edu, Patricia Mroczek College of Engineering office: (517) 432-1303 mroczekp@egr.msu.edu

Girl Scouts are invited to be hands on with science during the Girl Scout STEM Demo Day this Saturday at Michigan State University. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MSU College of Engineering building.

Fun demonstration stations are planned for girls in grades kindergarten to 12th grade, including opportunities to solve logic puzzles, use a scanning electronic microscope, perform slow-motion photography experiments and more.

“With this event, we’re hoping to instill an enthusiasm for science in our participants,” said Jason Nicholas, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science who is coordinating activities.” We also want to show the girls that there are already lots of great female scientists that have a passion for science.”

MSU staff, faculty and students, including members of the Society of Women Engineers and Phi Sigma Rho, will engage participants and promote teamwork.

This is a Girl Scouts-only event. Cost to participate is $10 for those who pre-register at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan website. Registration at the door will be $13 per girl.

For more information on MSU Engineering, visit the college website at: www.egr.msu.edu.

 

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