Release date: June 20, 2007
Editorial contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
GRITS contact: Karen Claud, 615-504-8587
TEACHERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS INVITED TO ATTEND
JULY 9 GRITS MATH, SCIENCE WORKSHOP AT MTSU
(MURFREESBORO) — Openings remain for the Girls Raised in Tennessee Science in-service teachers’ workshop, which will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, July 9, in the SunTrust Room of the MTSU Business and Aerospace Building.
The free workshop for teachers in grades 6-12 will “address the need of encouraging and motivating adolescent girls to seek further education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields,” said Karen Claud, assistant director of the grant-funded program that goes by the acronym of GRITS.
Jennifer Rawls, executive director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, and Lachelle Norris, associate professor of sociology at Tennessee Tech University, will handle the “Working with GRITS” morning session.
Stacey Roberts-Ohr, national executive director for the Expanding Your Horizons Network, will present information on how to foster the success of girls in math and science through the EYH math and science conferences and the resources available from the EYH Network, Claud added.
The conference is being sponsored by a College of Continuing Education and Distance Learning public service grant. The College of Basic and Applied Sciences will provide lunch.
To register or attend, contact Claud at 615-504-8587 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.