Dutchess Community College Program Encourages Girls to Explore Math, Science

DCC Program Encourages Girls to Explore Math, Science

February 20, 2015 – In an effort to encourage young women to explore career opportunities in historically male-dominated fields, Dutchess Community College will host its 19th Annual “Math and Science Matter … Especially for Young Women” program on Saturday, March 7. The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and is open to girls in grades 5-8. Registration is $10.

The program offers hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math developed by DCC faculty and is designed to engage girls in activities that highlight opportunities in those fields.

There are 21 workshops in all, including Understanding Sound, Graphs: Games and Problem Solving, Ready to Rocket and more. Students may select up to three workshops on a first-come, first-served basis during online registration. Participating faculty come from the DCC Departments of Mathematics, Physical and Computer Sciences; Engineering, Architecture and Computer Technology; History, Government and Economics, Allied Health and Biological Sciences and Performing, Visual Arts and Communications.

Complete workshop descriptions and the online registration form are available at www.sunydutchess.edu/msm. Space is limited. The $10 registration fee is payable online by credit or debit card.

The program also includes two optional workshops for participants’ parents, which are free and do not require registration.

LIFE Inc., a company that cleans and treats natural bodies of water, is a sponsor of the event.

For more information, contact Tony Zito at 431-8545 or zito@sunydutchess.edu.


Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit www.sunydutchess.edu.

Author: Harlem Valley News