Friday, February 26, 2016

iUtah WaterGirls Program


This week, Maura Hahnenberger from Salt Lake Community College gave an excellent presentation on the iUtah WaterGirls program at the February UWOW Luncheon. Maura highlighted the needs within the greater Salt Lake City community to help engageempower, and educate young girls by introducing them to water science. 
Members of Women of Water at the February Luncheon and Presentation
As part of the iUtah project Maura created a program which targets students in middle schools (during a critical time when many female students lose interest in STEM fields) and allows them to have fun and meaningful experiences in local watersheds with their peers and with local female water scientists. Read more about last year's program here and here.

Participants in the 2015 WaterGirls Program (from http://iutahepscor.org/news_article.php?aid=139)

The program is continuing in 2016, with both a long-term after school component and a short-term weekend event. If you are interested in learning more about the program or volunteer opportunities email Maura and include:
  • Full Name
  • Major/Water Resources Field
  • Availability 
  • 4-5 sentences describing why you want to be involved with this program

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