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Girls in Science Day at UT May 10

More than 160 sophomore high school girls will visit The University of Toledo Thursday, May 10 when prominent female scientists and engineers across the region will introduce them to the exciting world of science and technology careers through hands-on experiments and demonstrations.

The ninth annual Women in STEMM Day of Meetings, which goes by the acronym WISDOM, will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on UT’s Main Campus and Health Science Campus.

UT faculty and industrial professionals will help inspire a passion for science careers by exploring the tools of the trade.

The girls will carry out investigations in a number of areas, including physics and astronomy, chemistry, biology, psychology, engineering, pharmacy and medicine.

Activities for students will include building solar cells, swabbing their cheeks for a DNA sample, building a motor, generating electricity on a bike, making biodiesel fuel, making lip balm and touring the anatomy museum.

Photo/video opportunities include:

  • Building solar cells: 8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in Thompson Student Union Room 3016 on UT’s Main Campus;
  • Building motors: 10 a.m. in North Engineering Building Room 1022 on UT’s Main Campus;
  • DNA sampling: 8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in Thompson Student Union Room 3018 on UT’s Main Campus; and
  • Making lip balm: 8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in Health Education Building Room 019-A on UT’s Health Science Campus.

Click here for the full schedule.

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