Distributed January 19, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Janet Kerlin
R.I. girls to get hands-on science experience at Brown University
About 50 girls will participate in science demonstrations during a Discovery Day at Brown University Jan. 29, 2000, sponsored by the University and the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Demonstrations of what a speech wave looks like, the sounds of the world’s languages, and a chance to put on virtual reality goggles will be a part of a Discovery Day for 50 girls at Brown University Jan. 29, 2000, an event sponsored jointly by the University and the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island.
Brown professors and graduate students will lead demonstrations for the girls. Each will be accompanied by her mother or other adult or by an undergraduate who is a member of WISE, Brown’s Women in Science and Engineering program. Girl Scouts of Rhode Island hopes that the woman-and-girl partnerships will foster a continuing interest in science.
The girls, including students from elementary schools in Newport and Providence who are not Girl Scouts, have been invited to participate as a part of a Girl Scout USA outreach program called “Girls at the Center.”
The theme of the day is “Get the Message: The Science of Communication.” The following demonstrations are being conducted by Brown’s Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Department:
The “Girls at the Center” outreach program is made possible by the Franklin Institute and by the National Science Foundation
For information about the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island and its part of the project, call Amy Hood at 351-4500 extension 402.