AWiSE General Meeting: Feb 5th

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
  • 12:00-
  • UCLA
    BSRB 154
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Our first AWiSE general meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb 5th at noon in BSRB 154.

We will be discussing our upcoming events, including ourBEYOND YOUR PHD career panel series.

We are also planning a mentoring/outreach program by partnering with the EmpowHer Institute to introduce underprivileged girls to different STEM fields.

For our first EMPOWHER STEM DAY this Spring, we plan to bring approximately sixty middle school girls to UCLA, where they will be involved in hands-on activities run by graduate students from different science programs.  We hope that exposing these girls to different STEM fields will get them excited about science!

We are looking for volunteers from all fields of science (especially physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy and engineering), who would be interested in helping organize these hands-on activities!  The girls will rotate through all the different stations, so you will be hosting a short 10-15 min interactive activity to 4 different groups of girls.

Some examples of activities that we will be doing with our biology volunteers include a DNA extraction from cheek cells or a brain evolution station where we point out differences between various animal brains.  We are currently applying for funding, mostly for buses and lunches for the girls, but we could also ask for funding for some supplies if you have a specific demo/activity in mind.

Please let us know if you are interested by sending us an email, and we will send you more details.  We will be discussing these events in more detail at our general meeting this Wednesday, Feb 5th. We hope to see you there!