Girls Prove Math, Science Make for 'SMART' Career Move

Published 11.02.2009


Former SMART Girl Kelly Braun helps to lead a session in the dental hygiene lab Girls design their dream homes in an architectural technology computer lab Girls use skill and creativity to affix fabricated stone to a Spreading mortar onto a carefully selected stoneGirls in seventh and eighth grades visited campus Saturday to partake in SMART (Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies) Girls activities. By showing girls the importance of math and science in a variety of careers, the SMART Girls program aims to encourage girls to continue taking challenging math and science courses at an age when many begin to lose interest or confidence in the subjects. Each girl participated in three hands-on workshops, concentrating on such topics as cell biology, architecture, radiography, computer aided product design, digital video editing, automated manufacturing, dental hygiene and robotics.