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Science For Alaska: Laura Conner

January 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

FREE

Drawing girls to science through art

Laura Conner, Research Assistant Professor, UAF-GI

Despite huge advances in the last few decades, women are still underrepresented in many science fields. For instance, only about 15 percent of engineers are female, and only 12 percent of physicists and astronomers are female. A leading cause of this disparity is a lack of interest in, and identification with, science among girls. Starting about middle school, girls tend to view science as rote, passionless, uncreative and not relevant to their interests. Our project is documenting how an educational approach that integrates art and science can change stereotypical views about scientists and science careers.

Details

Date:
January 26, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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http://gi.alaska.edu/media-and-public-relations/science-alaska-lecture-series/2016-lectures

Organizer

Lea Gardine
Phone:
907-474-7664
Email:
uaf-gi-events@alaska.edu
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Venue

Westmark Hotel
813 Noble St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701 United States
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Phone:
456-7722