Jacaranda Library, Venice AAUW to host ‘Girls, Gadgetry and Galvanizing Genius’
SARASOTA COUNTY – The youth services staff at the Jacaranda Public Library has again teamed up with the Venice Branch of the American Association of University Women for an event aimed at encouraging young girls to consider the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as career choices.
The event, “Girls, Gadgetry and Galvanizing Genius,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the meeting room of the Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Targeted to girls ages 9-12, the event will give them the opportunity to participate in innovate projects to foster teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills.
“One step in solving the inequity of women employed in the STEM fields is to provide engaging activities to young girls in order to positively influence them in pursuing scientific disciplines in their future,” said Dr. Marge Ostrom, AAUW president and former research scientist. “AAUW is pleased to partner with the Jacaranda Public Library to conduct a hands-on STEM event that will award girls the opportunity to experiment with scientific ideas in the company of eager learners supported by women who believe in their abilities.”
Registration is required at www.scgov.net/library. The event is limited to 25 girls.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or www.scgov.net.
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