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SMART Girls Attend Weekend Activities in Campus Labs

This SMART Girl learned many skills during the automotive session, including how to change a tire Getting down and dirty, laying blocks in the masonry workshop Penn College's true-to-life paramedic laboratory shows SMART Girls what it's like on the receiving end of emergency medical care SMART Girls learn what makes computer networks tick in the electronics session The Occupational Therapy workshop provides lots of smilesGirls 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 computer information, radiography, automotive, masonry, occupational therapy and physical fitness. Registration is being accepted for the April 30 SMART Girls event helping 10th- and 11th-graders explore careers in horticulture, sustainable design and computer science on Saturday, April 30. For more information, visit online. Photos by Danielle M. Liddic, coordinator of nontraditional careers outreach

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