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Adler Planetarium Hosts First-Ever Girls Do Hack Event

October 31, 2013

Girls Do Hack is a one-day event that will use technology and learning to inspire 48 Chicago Public School students to enter careers in science technology engineering and mathematics.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

WHAT:

On November 9, the Adler Planetarium will host a one-day event dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Working with Chicago Public Schools and other organizations, the Adler will invite a group of 48 young women, ages 14 to 18, to participate in a selection of workshops designed to highlight the types of skills required in STEM careers.

The young women will be broken up into small teams and matched with mentors, all of whom are women working in STEM careers. The teams will participate in various workshops including developing mobile phone apps, building design, exo-planet detection, building robots and more.

The Adler’s Citizen Science Department is leading the logistical and outreach efforts for Girls Do Hack. Citizen Science is a team of developers, educators, scientists and civilians who build web-based science projects for the Zooniverse, the internet's largest collection of public science projects.

WHO:

Michelle B. Larson, Ph.D., Adler Planetarium President and CEO

Laura Whyte, Ph.D., Adler Planetarium Director of Citizen Science

WHEN:

Saturday, November 9, 2013.

WHERE:

Adler Planetarium, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago – adlerplanetarium.org

PARTNERS:

The presenting sponsor for Girls Do Hack is Teza. Other event partners include Femgineer, Ms.Tech and 3D Printer Experience.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11293062.htm


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