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Astronaut Sally Ride invites girls to explore hands-on science at Southern Methodist University

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Sally Ride Science Festival brings science to life and inspires upper elementary and

middle school girls to think about the vast range of careers in science

 

SAN DIEGO — On April 25, local girls will be inspired to explore the exciting world of science at the Sally Ride Science Festival at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  The festival, presented by Sally Ride Science, is open to the public and runs from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.


The Sally Ride Science Festival, hosted by The Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at SMU, will bring together hundreds of upper elementary and middle school girls, parents and teachers for a day of science and socializing. The festival features discovery workshops for students given by local scientists and engineers, as well as workshops for parents and
teachers on ways to support students' interests in science and math.

 

A highlight of the festival is an inspiring talk by astronaut Stephanie Wilson, a veteran of two space shuttle missions and currently assigned to the crew of STS-131, targeted for launch in February 2010. The festival also includes lunch and a street fair with hands-on activities, booths, and music.

 

A registration fee of $20 includes the featured talk, workshops, lunch, and the street fair.  Advance registration is required.  Rockwell Collins is a regional sponsor of Sally Ride Science Festivals.

 

For more information go to www.SallyRideScience.com or call 1-800-561-5161.

 

About Sally Ride Science

Sally Ride Science is an innovative science content company dedicated to fueling girls’ and boys’ interests in science, math and technology. Dr. Sally Ride, best known as America’s first woman in space, founded the company in 2001 to create quality programs and products that educate, entertain, engage and inspire. Our programs include Sally Ride Science Festivals, TOYchallenge, Educator Institutes, summer camps, and after-school programs. Our publications include award-winning science books, science career books, and innovative Classroom Sets to supplement science instruction. Our publications and programs bring science to life and show kids that science is creative, collaborative, fascinating and fun. For more information go to www.SallyRideScience.com or call 1-800-561-5161.

 

About the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, founded in 1925, is one of the oldest engineering schools in the Southwest. The school offers eight undergraduate and 29 graduate programs, including both master’s and doctorate levels.

A private university located in the heart of Dallas, SMU is building on the vision of its founders, who imagined a distinguished center for learning emerging from the spirit of the city. Today, 11,000 students benefit from the national opportunities and international reach afforded by the quality of SMU’s seven degree-granting schools
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