MEDIA ALERT: TWU to host “Math and Science Day” June 18 for middle and high school girls from Girls Inc. of Dallas
WHAT: The Texas Woman’s University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a “Math and Science Day” for Girls Incorporated® of Metropolitan Dallas (Girls Inc.) on Friday, June 18, on the university’s Denton campus. About 40 sixth- through 12th-graders from Girls Inc. will participate in a variety of math and science activities during the day.
WHERE: Activities will take place on the first floor of the new TWU Ann Stuart Science Complex and the TWU Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) building on TWU’s Denton campus. For a map of campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Best photo/video opportunities are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in rooms 135 and 141 of TWU’s new Ann Stuart Science Complex.
BACKGROUND: This is the fourth year the TWU College of Arts and Sciences has hosted the “Math and Science Day” for Girls Inc.
“There is still a tremendous shortage of mathematicians and scientists among women,” said Dr. Ann Staton, dean of the TWU College of Arts and Sciences. “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 Girls Inc., all of the girls selected for the event have demonstrated a serious interest and aptitude for math and science.
“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,” Dr. Staton said. “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 TWU.”
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 more than 40 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 about 4,400 students (3,100 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate), the TWU College of Arts and Sciences 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/.
Director of Media Relations
page updated 6/9/2014 2:45 PM