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NEWSTIP: TWU to host “Math and Science” Day July 13 for high school students from Girls Inc. of Dallas

Media invited to interview and photograph participants from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 101 of the Undergraduate Laboratory Building

7/12/07


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a “Math and Science” day for Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas on Friday, July 13, on the university’s Denton campus. About 45 ninth- through 12th-graders from Girls Incorporated® of Metropolitan Dallas (Girls Inc.) will participate in a variety of math and science activities during the day.

“There is still a tremendous shortage of mathematicians and scientists, particularly among women since these are still male dominated professions,” Dr. Ann Staton, dean of the TWU College of Arts and Sciences, said. “The purpose of the day is to create interest and excitement in math and science and to encourage participants to pursue degrees and careers in these fields.”

According to Ruth Thomas, CEO of Girls Inc., all of the girls selected for the event have demonstrated a serious interest and aptitude for math and science.

“They are excited and feel very special to have a day planned just for them on the campus of TWU,” Ms. Thomas said. “I sincerely hope the event will encourage and inspire the girls to challenge themselves to ‘stay in the math and science game’ until they are experts in the field.

“Another major benefit will be the substantial increase in knowledge about TWU the girls will gain from their visit and tour of the campus. Several of the girls are already considering TWU as their school of choice because of reports they’ve heard from other Girls Inc. members who are now graduates of the university.”

Dr. Staton and Ms. Thomas planned the event after meeting at a luncheon in Dallas earlier this year. They hope to make the math and science day an annual event.

Girls Incorporated® of Metropolitan Dallas is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by empowering girls to take charge of their lives. Girls Inc. has served Dallas for 39 years and has six centers in Dallas’ most economically challenged neighborhoods. A variety of programs at the centers prepare girls to be self-sufficient, responsible members of the community. For more information, visit www.girlsincdallas.org or call 214-654-4530.

As the largest and most diverse college at TWU with 3,500 students (2,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate), the College of Arts andSciences is committed to assisting all students in achieving a liberal arts education that is essential for career success, leadership, global citizenship and a lifetime of learning. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/as/college/.

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Amanda McKeen Simpson
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu
 

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