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February 18, 2014 > Math and science reign at Discovery Day

Math and science reign at Discovery Day

Submitted By Miriam Keller

A morning of fun, hands-on math and science adventures await moms and daughters at ÒMother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery DayÓ on Saturday, March 1. The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fremont Branch proudly sponsors their thirtieth event, held specifically for 3rd and 4th grade girls.

Created in 1898, AAUWÕs mission is Òto advance equity for woman and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.Ó The Fremont Branch has been active for over 40 years providing fun and educational projects and activities that provide encouragement and advancement to their diverse community members.

Held twice a year, ÒMother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery DayÓ was created in the early 1990s as a way to expose girls to the fields of math and science, and encourage them to pursue careers in these areas. While women were found to be receiving more bachelorÕs degrees than men, the percentage doing so in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM fields) was remarkably low. ÒDiscovery DayÓ challenges girls to jump into these typically male-dominated fields, explore their talents and interests, and see where they can go on the exciting wings of math and science.

Attendees can take part in five of the nine classes offered, including Planetarium Show, Robot Dance Party, Build a Better Bridge, Bubbling Potions (Mad Science), Awesome Electricity, Designing for Tall Structures, Kitchen Chemistry, Engineering for Kids, and Geared Up! Please prioritize your preferences upon registration.

Dress warmly and comfortably for the event; AAUW will provide beverages, snacks, and a folder with fun stuff to take home.

Classes will be assigned in the order that registration forms are received, so do not delay. The cost is $25 per mother (grandmother, aunt, etc.) and 3rd or 4th grade daughter pair ($15 for a second daughter). Make checks payable to Fremont Branch AAUW. Registration must be submitted by Monday, February 24. Mail forms to Jo Ann Houk, 3152 Rowe Pl., Fremont CA 94536, or register online at After February 24, call for space availability before mailing registration. Registration will not be processed without payment.

For more information, contact coordinator Miriam Keller at (510) 683-9377 or For registration questions, contact JoAnn Houk at (510) 796-1320 or (for e-mail put Discovery Day as the subject).

Mother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery Day
Saturday, Mar 1
8:30 a.m. Ð 12:45 p.m.
Hopkins Jr. High
600 Driscoll Rd., Fremont
(510) 683-9377
Registration: $25 per pair, $15 for second daughter

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