“Chicks in Science 2014”
When: April 12, 2014
Noon – 3:30 booths with fun activities will be open
3:30 – 4:30 Science Show, closing remarks, and cool prizes!
Where: Alterowitz Gym at MSUB, 27th Street
Why: To have fun learning about STEM-related activities!!!!!!
Check The Chicks in Science website to learn more about Chicks in Science 2014!!!!!
“Chicks in Science” was developed in 2008 to encourage grade school and middle school-aged girls to enter math- and science-related fields. The event routinely draws hundreds of participants and about 50 booths from area science- and math-based exhibitors.
Studies show that between the fourth and eighth grades, girls start losing interest in math and science. Yet, industry surveys indicate that many emerging careers will require an understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptive and collaborative skills gained through the study of these subjects.
“Chicks in Science” works to breach the psychological barriers, gender expectations, and the “coolness” factors that can stop girls from entering science and math fields. “Chicks in Science” strives to abolish those negative and fearful attitudes about math and science and discredit the stereotype of the ‘nerdy’ scientist.