Annual "Math Day for Girls" to draw high schoolers from throughout Aurora

 WHEN: Friday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHAT: The Community College of Aurora will host approximately 100 students from schools throughout Aurora for the Annual Math Day for Girls. Girls from any grade and any math level have been invited to attend a day of math-centered events and activities geared at showing girls a variety of math-related careers.

This year’s event will emphasize health careers. Students will collaborate on a problem-solving event, engage with a panel of successful women, and attend a lecture on mathematics. “Math Day for Girls is an annual venue for young women to be surrounded and supported by individuals, specifically women, who are in the fields of math and science,” says Shari Holder, faculty member in CCA’s mathematics department. “Many young women do not pursue careers in the sciences due to a lack of role models or because they don't know what career options are available. Math Day for Girls is an opportunity to engage female students in a day of networking, mentoring, and fun!”

WHO: Featured speaker: Maranke I. Koster, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Dermatology, Charles C. Gates Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology Program at the University of Colorado Denver

Career panel participants are: Kathy McCreary, director of managed care, University of Colorado Hospital; and Kelley Nicholson, senior accountant, University of Colorado Hospital

WHERE: Student Centre Rotunda, Community College of Aurora, CentreTech Campus, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, CO.

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