College and County Collaborate to Motivate Young Women

Corporate Sponsorship for the Program Is Provided by Pinova

Brunswick, GA - Eleven College faculty members will present fun and fascinating workshops to girls in grades 5-8 to encourage them to take science and math classes and consider careers in related fields. Community volunteers developed six additional workshops on topics ranging from veterinary medicine and watersheds to GPS and marine debris. The girls and their parents will be participating in Expanding Your Horizons Day, sponsored by Pinova, on campus Saturday, November 2, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Southeast Georgia Conference Center.

The program opens with words of welcome from Dr. Gregory Aloia, College President, and Sung Hui Lewis, Assistant Superintendent of Glynn County Schools. Susan Shipman, Chair of the St. Simons Land Trust Board of Directors, will be the keynote speaker. Shipman is former director of the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Faculty members presenting workshop programs for Expanding Your Horizons include:

  • “Bubbly Bakers” with Dr. Jennifer Hatchell, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • “Fun with Acids and Bases” with Dr. Andrea Wallace, Professor of Chemistry
  • “Geometry Jumble” with Dr. Laura Lynch, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • “Looking into Radiologic Science” with Bonnie M. Tobias, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Science
  • “Nursing, Sciences and Simulation” with Diane Denton, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • “Papermaking” with Mike Huber, Part-time Instructor of Chemistry
  • “Physics and Fun Everywhere!” with Dr. Ntungwa Maasha, Professor of Physics and Geology
  • “Polymers Are Slimy” with Dr. Leon Gardner, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • “Science and Math Can Be Fun!” with Dr. Sarah Hartman, Assistant Professor of Education
  • “The Eyes Have It” with James Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Biology                                               
  • “What Is an Anemone and Why Are They Awesome?” with Dr. David Stasek, Assistant Professor of Biology

Approximately 250 girls participated in the campus program last November. Dr. Joan Boorman, Director of Testing and Grants, Glynn County Schools, serves as the coordinator of the event for the school system.

Release Date: 10/10/2013
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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