MIDDLE-SCHOOL GIRLS REACH FOR THE STARS, SCIENTIFICALLY.
The “Sally Ride Science Festival” is coming to Rice University on Saturday, October 27 from 11am until 4:15pm and aims to boost middle-school girls’ interest in science and engineering and is sponsored by the Rice Space Institute. The festival includes workshops for girls taught by local scientists and engineers and workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support girls’ interests in science and math. Also planned are a street fair with booths, hands-on activities, food, prize drawings, music and an inspiring talk by Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission. Advance registration is required; the cost is $18 and includes lunch.
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