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Girls Go! Science at the Great Lakes Science Center

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Girls Go! Science is a day-long workshop with hands-on sessions led by women working in science, technology, engineering and math. Designed for girls in grades 6 - 12, it takes place on Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees can explore careers, meet female student-scientists from local universities and engage in fun group projects. There will be four workshops available, and attendees choose one morning and one afternoon session. The workshops you can choose from are:

  • Storm Tracker - National Weather Service: Will the approaching thunderstorm produce damaging wind and hail? How about a tornado? You make the call. Experience what it is like to be in the “hot seat” at the National Weather Service during a severe weather outbreak. You have to be decisive and know how to work in a team during rapidly evolving situations. Learn what it takes to be a warning meteorologist and how to handle the stress that comes along with it. It’s up to you to protect the public.
  • Doctoring Skills - Northeast Ohio Medical University: Learn how to take blood pressure and use a stethoscope, and learn what physics and goal-setting has to do with doctoring.
  • Think Fun Challenge - Dr. Ellen Burts Cooper from the Improve Consulting and Training Group: Are you up for a fun challenge? Do you have the mathematical and physic skills to solve addictively fun and interactive challenges? These challenges are known to shape and mold the brain and wire it for creativity, improved reasoning, fluid thinking and more. Learn the value of connecting your cognitive skills with creativity and innovation.
  • Girls Go! Automation - Rockwell Automation: Automation and engineering go hand-in-hand—from robotics, to airplanes, to designing new products that allow girls to set their sights on the future! Explore the importance of industrial automation in today’s world with hands-on demonstrations. Learn how the fields of engineering, software and firmware design, manufacturing, and technical instruction and writing can be occupations girls can thrive in! Program a robot, build a prototype airplane for manufacturing, and build a 3-dimensional animal to keep, all while learning how industrial automation plays a major role in the job market and how you can be a part of it.

Admission is $32 and includes lunch, a t-shirt and admission to the Science Center. Pre-registration is required and can be done online or by calling 216.621.2400

The Great Lakes Science Center is located at 601 Erieside Avenue in Cleveland. For more info, visit greatscience.com

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