Lecture: 'Keeping it Real with EUREKA! A Smart STEM-Ed Partnership'

Event Details

April 24, 2018
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall

Room: 138

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Contact:
Holly Hargraves
413-575-0030

Christine Hatch, EUREKA! Program faculty liaison and Extension associate professor in the Geosciences Department, will describe the EUREKA! program, highlight how this program makes a real and lasting difference in the lives of the scholars who join, discuss its importance for underrepresented groups at a key life stage, translate that knowledge into quantifiable broader impacts, and of course, show you just how much fun it is.

Have you found yourself wondering how to channel your science into meaningful broader impacts that really make a difference?  Are you curious about the dynamic group of 8th - 12th grade girls in bright red t-shirts who occupy UMass every July?  Do you know a colleague, or are you one of the CNS faculty who have been teaching STEM workshops in this exciting outreach program for middle and high school girls from Girls Inc. Holyoke?

The UMass-Holyoke Girls Inc. EUREKA! program is entering its sixth year on campus and is only one of 20 such programs connected to just under a hundred girls in. programs around the country.  This presentation will describe the program, highlight how this program makes a real and lasting difference in the lives of the scholars who join, discuss its importance for underrepresented groups at a key life stage, translate that knowledge into quantifiable broader impacts, and of course, show you just how much fun it is.

 For more information, visit: https://www.cns.umass.edu/outreach/eureka-umass-amherst  Or email: eureka@umass.edu

Event Category

Lecture/Talk Astronomy