Chicks Dig Science: Girls, Goggles, And Blowing Stuff Up

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Science on Tap - Oregon & Washington says
Picture a scientist. What do you see? Beakers? Check. Lab coats? Check. Wild fuzzy hair? Check. Old white dude? Check. Girl? Not so much. Today, right now, girls are killing it in math and science. They are taking more science credits in high school than boys and earning higher grades. What they aren’t doing is choosing science careers. Why is that? What does science have to say about this persistent gender gap?

Dr. Brandy Todd, http://www.chicksdigscience.com/todd/, AKA Eugene SLUG Queen Professor Doctor Mildred Slugwak Dresselhaus, Director of the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) has spent the last 10 years researching and implementing engaging, hands-on science with girls. At this Science on Tap Dr. Todd will dive deep into the obstacles girl scientists face, share what parents, teachers, and allies can do to support budding girls scientists, and extoll the virtue of a wicked set of bangs.

***EVENT DETAILS***

DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_may_10_girls/

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu.
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*A note on the suggested cover: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can. Buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.
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