Local students get a taste of science

April 2, 2008

Local students get a taste of science

Girls from local high schools who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math will have dinner next week with researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  But this dinner will offer more than a three course meal; it will serve “food for thought” about science careers.

The third annual “Dinner with a Scientist” is slated for Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Pleasanton’s Amador Valley High School library. The event will bring together 50 girls from GetSet! (Girls Exploring Technology, Science and Engineering Together) who are students in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin school districts and 11 female scientists for a packed evening of learning, discussion, camaraderie and potential mentorship.

Students will have the opportunity to interview the scientists and learn more about their areas of expertise, educational requirements and to ask questions. This forum is designed to inspire young women who are active members of GetSet! and already have expressed an interest in science, technology, engineering and math to further pursue opportunities in related fields.

For information about the Tri-Valley ROP (Regional Occupational Program) GetSet!, contact Project Director Ginny McGaha at 455-4800, ext. 109.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.