April 21, 2008

Sally Ride Science Festival set for April 26 at SMU

               Sally Ride
Hear her interview on KERA's Think or download it to your iPod (37 min.).

To encourage more young women to pursue higher education and careers in math, science and engineering, the SMU School of Engineering, ExxonMobil and Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, have partnered to bring the Sally Ride Science Festival to Southern Methodist University on Saturday, April 26.

The festival features:

  • An inspiring talk by astronaut Sally Ride
  • Discovery Workshops for students, given by local scientists and engineers; (examples include chemists, veterinarians, microbiologists, and others)
  • Workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support students' interests in science and math
  • A Street Fair with booths, hands-on activities, food, and music

Advance registration is required and is $18. The registration fee includes the featured talk, workshops, lunch, and the Street Fair. To register, please visit the registration page on the Sally Ride Science Fair Web site.

For more information, check the School of Engineering page on the event.

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