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ExploreU@MMU: A program to draw girls to careers in science and engineering.

ExploreU@MMU: A program to draw girls to careers in science and engineering.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 @ 5:30pm

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The necessity to increase the number of female students in STEM fields, which is currently dominated by males, is well known. ExploreU@MMU is annual one week summer program for middle school girls completing 6th, 7th and 8th grade created by Dr. Kleiman and Dr. Stehnova and hosted by Mount Mercy University. The program is designed to help young girls learn math and computer science skills while having fun. It teaches important mathematical and computational ideas while helping students to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Participants learn about prime numbers and pattern matching, while integrating math and computer science. ExploreU also engages students, opens their eyes to math and science in the world around them, teaches both ideas and skills, and ignites their interest in learning.

More information / registration here.

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