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Seventh-, Eighth-Graders Take Part in SMART Girls Workshops

High-flying fun in the occupational therapy workshop SMART Girls hard at work in the machining lab A SMART Girl adjusts her machine before taking an X-rayGirls in seventh and eighth grades visited campus Saturday to partake in SMART (Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies) Girls activities. By showing girls the importance of math and science in a variety of careers, the SMART Girls program aims to encourage girls to continue taking challenging math and science courses at an age when many begin to lose interest or confidence in the subjects. Each girl participated in three hands-on workshops, concentrating on such topics as architecture, radiography, automated manufacturing, masonry, occupational therapy and industrial design. Photos by Danielle M. Liddic, coordinator of nontraditional careers outreach