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SMART Girls Residential Session Expands Opportunity to 11th-Graders

Girls entering ninth and 10th and, now, 11th grades this fall are encouraged to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology’s July 10-14 residential program intended to cultivate their interest in math and science.

The college’s Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies (SMART Girls) project was developed to offset young women’s inclination to avoid those subjects as they enter adolescence. The program offers a varied schedule of activities to show the real-life value of math and science in the working world.

The event includes field trips to Bloomsburg University where girls will participate in team-building activities, including a 50-foot climbing wall and to Ricketts Glen State Park.

Hands-on workshops at Penn College, an integral component of SMART Girls, will help participants learn about Photograms, the processes that produce energy, why dental hygienists encourage people to floss and to eat cheese, how to use cardio and strength equipment, performing hands-on application of collision repair graphics, editing a video clip, and more.

Enrollment is limited to the first 50 applicants, each of whom is charged a $150 materials fee.

Participants are housed in Penn College residence halls, and all meals are provided. The registration deadline is June 20.

To register or to learn more, visit online , email or call 570-327-4502. For general information about the college, visit on the Web , email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.