NEWS & UPDATES

We have an opportunity for you to earn extra credit in your science classes! 
 

Homewood Science Center has collaborated with Rich Township High School District 227 to offer you Girls STEAM Ahead Success Virtual Visits using Google Hangouts. Take advantage of the upcoming online E-Workshops on March 31st and April 2nd. Each workshop will last approximately an hour and build your leadership and interpersonal skills.

Girls STEAM Ahead Success Virtual Visits using Google Hangouts
Tuesday March 31 & Thursday April 2  // 3pm 

with special GUEST MENTORS!

Courtney Hughes

3rd year Veterinary Medical Student

Michigan State University

College of Veterinary Medicine
While completing clinical rotations in small and large animal medicine, Courtney is blogging her experiences, sharing advice, and thoughts on her career path through her Instagram
@dogtorcourt and her Facebook @DogtorCourt

On our agenda:

 

Using Social Media to Communicate STEAM,

with special Girls STEAM Ahead guest mentors Courtney Hughes and Clara Deck

Courtney and Clara will share stories and photos of their college and career success!

Clara Deck

Master of Science;

Earth, Climate Science

University of Maine

An experienced Earth science researcher with a passion for effective science communication, Clara creates science content and documented her work on glaciers using her Instagram @scienceisntsoscary

Setting your SMART goal at home
There is so much changing in response to the pandemic, how are you working towards SMART goals at home?

Dr. Brown Thirston will encourage you to work towards goals like setting a routine or getting in extra credit through e-learning. Courtney Hughes will share her signature goal setting strategy,  Semester To-Don’t List. 

Pandemic Q & A, with Jen LeRose
Students will be able to send their questions about the pandemic to Jen LeRose, Master of Public Health, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology. Jen is a current medical student and has served as Manager of Infection Control and Prevention at the Detroit Medical Center. While Jen won’t be able to join us live, she will get back to us with the answers to our students’ questions!

We have an opportunity for you to earn extra credit in your science classes! 
 

Homewood Science Center has collaborated with Rich Township High School District 227 to offer you Girls STEAM Ahead Success Virtual Visits using Google Hangouts. Take advantage of the upcoming online E-Workshops on March 31st and April 2nd. Each workshop will last approximately an hour and build your leadership and interpersonal skills.

Girls STEAM Ahead Success Virtual Visits
Tuesday April 21 & Thursday April 23 

Test your tech & hangout @ 2:30pm

Class starts at 3pm 

with special Pandemic Design Challenge!

 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

New to Girls STEAM Ahead Success? Let's get started!

STEP ONE: Parent Registration

Please have your parent complete the registration online or bring back a paper copy for our records.

STEP TWO: Remind App 

Want to stay up-to-date with Girls STEAM Ahead Success? Sign-up for our text messages through the Remind App.

STEP THREE: Student Pre-Assessment

We want to get to know you and your interests. Please complete this pre-assessment either before or during your first session of Girls STEAM Ahead Success. 

AN OPPORTUNITY

An exclusive opportunity to have

a great time setting goals for your future! 

 For specially selected Girls  

in Rich Township High School District 227.

TO INVEST

IN YOURSELF

Meet Women  in STEAM careers and educational paths and learn how they have reached success!

Information for families and students

 

MANDATORY PARENT REGISTRATION: If you have been specially selected to participate in Girls STEAM Ahead Success, we ask that you have a parent or guardian fill out an online registration form. The registration form asks for your parent or guardian's consent and must be completed by a parent.

 

LET'S HAVE FUN, BUT GET SERIOUS: We ask that students and families please take their commitment to Girls STEAM Ahead SUCCESS seriously. This is a one-of-a kind opportunity to meet women in STEAM careers, explore your own pathways, set goals for your future, and have fun gaining skills you can use in the workforce.  Space is limited, and only a number of students have been selected. So we ask that you please show up, ready to invest in yourself!

If you have questions about Girls STEAM Ahead SUCCESS please contact hkelsven@homewoodsciencecenter.org

FAMILY KICK-OFF CELEBRATION: November 13, 2019 from 6pm-7:30pm at Rich South Auditorium

GIRLS STEAM AHEAD: March 7, 2020 from 11am-3pm at Idlewild Country Club. Bus transportation is available for students.

In addition to the workshops offered at your school, you are invited to Girls STEAM Ahead at Idlewild Country Club. Meet women working in STEAM fields at our free lunch! Register today. Bus service will be provided for your school district.

Meet

Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston

Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Policy (School of Education and Social Policy) from Northwestern University in 1995 and her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003. Her dissertation topic,
“African American girls and issues of identity”, set the stage for her co-authored book, Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling, published in 2011, by Rowman and Littlefield. Dr. Brown-Thirston is excited to be leading Girls STEAM Ahead SUCCESS at Rich Township High School District 227!

#GSAGOALS

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