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Making Science Relevant to Women is Goal of Event


Making Science Relevant to Women is Goal of Event

Educator draws parallels between science, technology, engineering and mathematics and real-life applications in keynote address.

(May 19, 2009)

Pamela Clute, assistant vice provost for academic outreach and educational partnerships at UCR, will deliver the keynote address at “Celebrating Women in Science and Mathematics” on Friday, May 22. <br />
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Pamela Clute, assistant vice provost for academic outreach and educational partnerships at UCR, will deliver the keynote address at “Celebrating Women in Science and Mathematics” on Friday, May 22.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – “Celebrating Women in Mathematics and Science,” a joint effort of UC Riverside and Riverside City College, hopes to inspire and inform women in high school and community college on careers in science and mathematics. The event will be held Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon in the new digital library on the RCC campus. Pamela Clute, assistant vice provost for academic outreach and educational partnerships at UCR, will deliver the keynote address.

“This keynote speech will show how mathematics in partnership with science impacts our world daily and by mastering the skills associated with these subjects young women will be preparing themselves for higher education and the world of work,” Clute said.

Clute added that women represent 57 percent of the nation's college population, yet fewer than one-third major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

“They have the ability, but many lack the passion for studying these fields because they don't see the relevance,” she said. “We hope our event will help them better appreciate the role of these subjects in their futures.”

Following the keynote presentation, participants will connect with role models to learn about the opportunities available as potential scientists, engineers or mathematicians. The panel of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will discuss the role that mathematics and science has played in their lives and the hurdles they had to overcome to be successful.

Students and teachers from Poly High School, Ramona High School, Martin Luther King High School, ASA Charter School, Lincoln High School, North High School, Rubidoux Early College High School, Arlington High School and Jurupa Continuation High School will participate.

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