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 Year of Rachel Carson - SRU PLANS PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO CONSIDER SCIENCE CAREERS 

 

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10/8/02

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu  

Year of Rachel Carson – SRU PLANS PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO CONSIDER SCIENCE CAREERS                       

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – As part of the on-going “Year of Rachel Carson” in Slippery Rock and at Slippery Rock University, an all-day workshop titled “Rachel Carson as a Role Model: Encouraging Females to Consider Science Careers” will be held at the university Oct. 19. The program is funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation.  

          The session opens at 9 a.m. in McKay Education Building and is being held in cooperation with the Rachel Carson Homestead of Springdale. It is being organized by Dr. Patsy Ann Johnson, professor of secondary education at SRU. Other sponsors include SRU’s College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, and the statewide Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania.

           The lectures will provide an overview of the history of women in science, information about Rachel Carson, including comparisons in her life to patterns evident among women scientists, employment statistics concerning American women and activities teachers can use to encourage students to consider choosing science careers. Lunch will be provided and all kindergarten through college faculty will receive a $100 stipend. Act 48 credit is also available.

           SRU students are invited to participate in the workshop. Registration may be completed by calling 724-738-2315.  

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