clsmith at DARWIN.BU.EDU
Fri Jan 10 15:44:07 EST 1997
for high school girls in science, mathematics and engineering
Liz Simmons at Boston University for several years has been organizing
a visit of high school girls to meet women scientist, engineers, and
mathematicians. She need help..i.e. more volunteers to participate
From: "Elizabeth H. Simmons" <simmons at smyrd.bu.edu>
Happy New Year, everyone!
I'm writing to start the process of organizing Pathways `97,
BU's fourth science day for women scientists, mathematicians
and engineers. Last year we hosted over 400 young women
and their teachers from local high schools -- and had to turn
away over 150 other applicants.
This year, Cynthia and I have raised enough funding (courtesy of BU,
NSF, and several local corporations) to support two back-to-back
Pathways events on April 1 and April 2 (the consecutive days will keep
some costs down). Based on feedback from some of you in the fall, it
seems possible to organize two *similar* days, each having about 300
students. This will make each event a more comfortable size while
allowing more students to attend Pathways. Since I'm aware that many
of us at B.U. might not be available on both April 1 and April 2,
I have started working on contacting women in industry to widen the pool
of scientists/engineers who particpate.
I'd like to propose an organizational meeting for one of the
following times (*please e-mail me your preference ASAP*).
Tuesday January 21 at 9am, 10am, 11am or noon
Wednesday January 22 at 9am, 10am, 11am, or 3pm
The focus of the meeting will be
a) to discuss the two-day strategy for Pathways `97
b) to figure out who can help organize each of the sessions
(poster, panel, lab tour, hot topics)
c) to pass out informational sheets suggesting what needs
to be done to organize each type of session (or see
copies on the Web page)
d) to acquaint newcomers with Pathways and generally catch
up with one another
I look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. The Pathways `97 Web Page is located at
Prof. Elizabeth H. Simmons voice: (617) 353-4792
Physics Dept., Boston University fax: (617) 353-9393
590 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 e-mail: simmons at smyrd.bu.edu
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