Math and Science Matter, Especially for Young Women

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(Due to concerns over COVID-19, this year's event has been canceled.)

Workshops for Girls in grades 4-8

Saturday, March 21, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art
(Program begins in Drumlin Hall, North Cafeteria)
Dutchess Community College
97 Cottage Road, Poughkeepsie

This innovative Dutchess Community College program, now in its 24th year, introduces girls to opportunities in historically male-dominated fields. The program is open to girls in fourth through eighth grades; there is a $10 registration fee and online registration is required.

The program offers hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math developed by DCC faculty and designed to engage young women and encourage them to explore career opportunities in those fields. Participants have the opportunity to be involved in hands-on experiments, discover the worlds of geometry, biology, chemistry, physics, and more. There are many different workshops to choose from. Girls select their workshops during online registration.

Participating faculty come from the DCC Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science; Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology; Business, Aviation and Construction Professions, History, Government, and Economics; Allied Health and Biological Sciences; Performing, Visual Arts, and Communications; Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Academic Services.

Parents are invited to meet with representatives from the college regarding Open Education Resources (OER), Admission to college, Financial Services, Accommodative Services, and other programs offered at DCC. Representatives will be available in the Handel Dining Room in Drumlin Hall from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Parking for the event is in LOT D (Please use 97 Cottage Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 for GPS). Girls should go directly to the Drumlin Hall cafeteria for check-in by 8:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to escort their children to the cafeteria and stay for the parent workshop if they are interested.

Click on the links at left to view schedules and workshop descriptions, and to register. Space is limited; early registration is recommended. The registration fee of $10 for the entire morning is payable online by credit or debit card.

Information to Note:

  • If you feel that your daughter is NOT ready to move from classroom to classroom within the building on her own, then you may want to consider waiting one more year before attending. The event is designed for girls in fourth through eighth grade.

  • Due to room capacities and fire regulations, adults will not be permitted to accompany students into the workshops.

  • If students are being dropped off, they must be picked up no later than 12:00 p.m. in the lobby of Washington Center.  Please park in LOT D and come to the lobby of Washington Center for pick up. 

  • Event check-in is between 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. in Drumlin Hall cafeteria on the DCC main campus.

  • For GPS directions use 97 Cottage Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

A campus map can be found HERE.

For more information, contact Susan Conrad at conrad@sunydutchess.edu or by phone (845) 431-8534.