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|Contact: Elizabeth Campos Rajs
Phone: (925) 424-5806
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2002
SIX HUNDRED GIRLS IN GRADES 6-12 TO ATTEND 23rd ANNUAL EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE
|What:||This one-day conference for 6th through 12th grade young women is designed to foster their interest in science and mathematics through positive, hands-on experiences, as well as interaction with positive role models, particularly women who are active in science- and math-related careers. |
At the conference, the young women will attend two hands-on workshops, career discussions, and career fair exhibits. Workshops on a variety of topics are available, with subjects ranging from marine biology to electrochemistry. Special activities include a career and museum fair, and panel discussions with women who use math and science in their careers.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kim Mulvihill, a physician on KRON's "Healthbeat" team. She will speak at 8:30 a.m. for schedule 1 students and at 10:30 a.m. for schedule 2. In addition, former astronaut Tamara Jernigan, who now works at Livermore Lab, will close the conference.
|Who:||Six hundred girls in grades 6-12 are registered to attend the 23rd annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Technology Conference entitled "Taking Care of Your Future."|
|When:||Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Where:||Pacific Bell Administrative Center at 2600 Camino Ramon in the Bishop Ranch Business Park in San Ramon. (Nearest cross streets are Executive Parkway and Camino Ramon.)|
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