Join U can B at Girls Rock Science

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Science Curriculum, STEM, TV, U can B | Comments Off on Join U can B at Girls Rock Science

Women make up about 50% of the workforce in the United States but hold only 25% of STEM jobs. Carnegie Science Center is working to reverse this disturbing trend through a wide range of programs, including Girls Rock Science Weekend. Carnegie Science Center is partnering with KDKA TV for a weekend designed to get girls excited about science and technology and to acquaint them with a wide range of STEM careers. Throughout the building, STEM professionals from a wide range of organizations will staff tables of interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. Girls who have participated in our STEM competitions, like our Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair and the Future City Competition, will bring their projects to display and discuss with visitors. A STEM Chat feature is being planned to foster conversations between girls and STEM professionals. STEM Chats will take place in the Works Theater, Body Stage, Planetarium, and Omnimax theaters before and after featured shows. These conversations will allow girls to talk about careers and interests with women in STEM professions. Two Omnimax films will spotlight some amazing women in science. Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees will illuminate her life and work, and Born to be Wild tells the heartwarming story of Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, who rescues orphaned orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo, and Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, who cares for orphaned elephants in Kenya. Both women nurture, rehabilitate, and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Participating organizations include: Aesynt ANSYS Building Bridges for Businesses, U can B The Campus School of Carlow University Carnegie Mellon University City of Pittsburgh Chartiers Valley School District Dental Works Edgar Snyder Federal Bureau of Investigation Giant Eagle La Roche College Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine LECOM MBM Contracting MBM Partner JP Phillips MBM Partner McKamish Mine Safety Appliances Montour School District Oakland Catholic High School SAE Society of Automotive Engineers SDLC Society of Women Engineers Thermo Fisher Scientific Thiel College Trinity School District Peters Township School District Verizon Foundation Washington & Jefferson College Westinghouse Williams Young Women in Bio...

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