Engaging Girls in Science and Math

| January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

STEM is a national effort to engage students in the study of science, technology, engineering and math. These fields of study hold the keys to solving the issues facing our planet. Historically they are also fields with very few women. Our country and our planet cannot afford not to use the talents of half our population.

Studies have shown that a lack of STEM role models for girls, is one of the chief reasons why girls lose interest in these subjects after middle school.  Recent reports indicate that twenty-first century learners must be prepared for a very different workplace than their predecessors. In fact, in order to succeed in the workplace–and in society in general–students need broader skills that encompass the entire philosophy of STEM, which comes into play in pretty much any career.

This Saturday, February 4, middle and high school girls, their parents and the public are invited toEngaging Girls in STEM, an educational morning program at the Ebell of Los Angeles that will showcase successful women in these fields.

The public is invited to meet six women  who have excelled in the area of STEM who will provide insight on the connections between STEM classes and the world beyond the school walls.

Gather your daughters, nieces and granddaughters and attend this powerful seminar.  The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with registration followed by , a brunch starting at 9:45 a.m. precedes the program which will begins at 10: 45 a.m. The cost is $30 for members/ $35 for non-members.

RSVP to the Ebell at 323-931-1277 ext 131 or by email  or visit the website at www.ebellla.com.

About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is a long-time resident, active in her neighborhood association, Fremont Place and the community. She serves as a trustee of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, a member of the board of directors of the Ebell of Los Angeles, and member of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. She created the website ”I Love Larchmont Boulevard” to support efforts to preserve the neighborhood-serving nature of Larchmont Blvd.

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  1. The following speakers will be presenting and will be seated at all the different tables during the brunch so attendees can meet them and ask questions.

    Asia Joanna Baczyk – Biological, ecological and biomedical sciences professional
    Gamynne Guillotte – Project Manager in the field of architectural and conceptual design
    Karimah Knowles – Director of Major Accounts with a strong Chemical Engineering Background
    Jamie Montanio – Certified Public Accountant working with clients in STEM related fields.
    Arkova Scott – Instructional Designer with a strong Computer Education, Information, and Technology background
    Mary O’Neill – Principal Engineer with a strong emphasis on Physics. Responsible for developing image and processing algorithms for detection of multiple types of guided and unguided threats.
    Wendy Gu – Chemical Engineer with a focus on Science Material Laboratories.

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