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New programs draws young artists into science
Date:11/16/2012

ith mixing pigments and painting. At the nanoscale we would investigate technological applications and create nanostructures that interact with light and create varied colors."

The STEAM cafs will be informal and highly interactive events featuring female scientists whose research blends art and science. While the program's target audience is sixth to eighth graders, parents, teachers, youth leaders and the public are encouraged to come to the free presentations. "Parents who meet women in creative, rewarding scientific careers are more likely to encourage their daughters to enter science," Conner said.

Project leaders estimate they will reach 220 girls through the summer academies, 120 teachers through professional development workshops, 10,000 K-12 students through kits the project is developing and more than 6,000 parents, girls and other community members through the science cafs.


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Contact: Marie Thoms
methoms@alaska.edu
907-474-7412
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Source:Eurekalert  

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