USAO News Bureau

Registration for girls’ science workshop open now

Monday, October 28, 2013

Area 5th and 6th grade girls can learn about careers in science and technology during the Women in Technology and Science Workshop, scheduled for Nov. 2 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The event is designed to encourage girls to consider science and technology related careers through a series of workshops presented by women professionals.

The hands-on activities are about medicine, chemistry, agriculture, mathematics and other fields.

The all-day workshop is sponsored and organized by the USAO Women in Science club and faculty mentor Dr. Jeannette M. Loutsch, associate professor of biology.

Loutsch is enthusiastic about the impact the workshop will have on girls in attendance.

“These workshops are wonderful building blocks for the young ladies at a critical stage in their education,” Loutsch said. “It is important for them to see the many options available to them first-hand.”

“In addition to talking with women already working in these fields, they will learn about the high-school and college from their group leaders. The leaders will discuss with them what they need to prepare themselves for the future.”

The cost of the workshop is $5.00. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online at link.usao.edu/WITSF13 and pay the registration fee on the morning of the workshop.

Registration will be available at the event.

This fee covers copy and material costs for the workshops as well as a morning and afternoon snack. Attendees should bring a sack lunch.

All workshop sessions are held on the USAO main campus, with registration in the lobby of Austin Hall.

Attendees are asked to arrive at 8 a.m. and the workshop is expected to conclude around 3:15.

More information about the workshop and registration can be obtained by calling Dr. Loutsch at 405-512-8330.