2nd annual Girls in Science Day: May 17

We are pleased to announce that Let’s Talk Science is once again extending invitations to all grade 8 females to participate in the 2nd annual Girls in Science Day. This event will be held on campus at the University of Manitoba on Wednesday May 17th, 2017.

 

What is Let’s Talk Science?

 

Let’s Talk Science is a national, award winning program focused on improving science literacy to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 across Canada. Let’s Talk Science accomplishes its goals through interactive, hands-on science workshops to students. We believe in a “hands-on, minds-on” approach in empowering students to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to flourish in our world. For more information, please visit http://outreach.letstalkscience.ca/umanitoba

 

What is the Girls in Science Day event?

 

Girls in Science Day will bring female students from classrooms all over the city to take part in this day-long event. The purpose of this event is to remove the stigma that science careers are male dominated. To do this, students will listen to female speakers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related fields, visit a laboratory, interact with women who are already in this sector, and engage in several other hands-on activities (intro to coding, design simple structures, etc.) as a way to further their understanding of different ways they can get involved in these fields.

 

What will the day look like?

Check-in will be open from 8:15-8:45AM and the closing ceremonies will be at 3:30PM. Students and Educators will be served refreshments in the morning and served lunch. More details will be released as we get closer to the date!

 

Why participate?

 

Participating in the Let’s Talk Science Girls in Science Day will give students a chance to be exposed to the various opportunities that are awaiting them in the STEM sector. This day will challenge the common misconception that STEM sector is male dominated and that females do not have the right aptitude to pursue or succeed in these fields. Moreover, we are aware that these students are at that point in their school career where they will soon reach the crossroads and have to streamline their interests. Participation in the Let’s Talk Science Girls in Science Day program gives students a realistic view of the opportunities and benefits that lie with further pursuing science-related studies in school as a way to enhance their post-secondary program and career options. This event will also bring students to a post-secondary institution, connecting them with post-secondary students and scientists. This is a chance for them to connect with positive role models that may open their eyes to see the great academic and career opportunities that exist here in Manitoba. Ultimately, this event aims to further inspire our young girls into pursuing careers in any of the STEM sectors.

 

The Let’s Talk Science Girls in Science Day –  Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at the University of Manitoba. Register now using the following link BY SUNDAY, April 30th 2017 11:59PM  to secure a spot!** For now, we request that each educator nominate a maximum of up to five students whom the educator believes will be interested in participating in this event.

 

The photo consent form have been attached to this email. Please bring them along.

 

If educators would like to attend, we ask you to notify us before the event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly at lts.uofm@gmail.com

 

**Registration will close when the capacity maximum of 100 girls have been reached.

 

Sincerely,

 

Let’s Talk Science Girls in Science Day Coordinators

Christine, Janet, Morgan, Matysa, Nada, Alyssa, and Hasini

Let’s Talk Science – University of Manitoba
 

Site Coordinators: 
– Kirsten Chan, Henry Li and Ryan Wang

Assistant Coordinators:
– Janet Lee, Kristine Macalinao and Christine Vaccaro

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