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February 26, 2018

Avila University to Host Annual STEM Day for Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Logo
Girl Scouts Logo.

(February 26, 2018) KANSAS CITY, MO – The Avila University chapter of Tri-Beta (the National Honor Society for Biological Science) will host the 10th annual Girl Scout STEM Day on March 24 from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The event emphasizes different types of careers that relate to the sciences.

Activities will be hands-on, working with professors who teach in the fields of math, chemistry and biology. A chemistry magic show, presented by retired Avila chemistry professor Linda Cleveland, Ph.D., will bring the event to a close. All attending girl scouts will receive a Tri-Beta patch.

“One Saturday morning each spring, Avila biology students become the professors, said Avila Assistant Professor Katherine Burgess, Ph.D.  “They design and run STEM events to teach Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors about biology, chemistry, physics, and math.  It is exciting to watch the Girl Scouts be energized about science and to see our own undergraduate students pass on their appreciation and love of the STEM fields.”

Space for STEM Day is limited and registration is required. Girl scouts must attend as a troop and be accompanied by their troop leader. Volunteers are also required to register and must have completed a background check. Contact Daniel Gray at 913-948-0358 or gray447232@avila.edu to register.

Cost per girl scout is $10 and includes the patch, drink and snack. There is no cost for adults.

STEM Day will be held in the science labs O’Rielly Hall on the campus of Avila University, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145. Parking is available.

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

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