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May NOTES 2018
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2018 Spring Luncheon Celebration
Victoria Paterline, Spring Luncheon Committee Chair

Our annual luncheon was an opportunity to give back to our community and to especially remember those affected by the April 15th tornado. Profits from the event will go toward helping schools affected by the tornado.
Julie Peoples was an inspiring speaker, challenging us to recognize the change agent within us to make a difference and to humbly learn. She reminded us to think of a world where those who are different are treated with respect and fairness, and to imagine that world where we are one of those who are different.
Dr. Kimberly Hewitt introduced us to the young women who will represent our AAUW Greensboro Branch at the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Through the generosity of donors, the winners receive full scholarship to attend the May 30 to June 2 conference in College Park, Maryland. They also receive a stipend to help defray travel expenses. Upon returning to campus in the fall, these students will undertake projects that will promote equity and opportunity for women.


Shyree Anderson, sophomore architectural engineering major at North Carolina A&T State University

Nandi Reed-Bandele, freshman business and entrepreneurship major at Bennett College

Miesha Moore is a junior majoring in African American Diaspora at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was not able to attend the luncheon and is not pictured. 


Lena Murrill-Chapman, incoming branch president, and Sue Metz, incoming branch secretary, are read their oaths of office by  branch treasurer Millie Hoffler-Foushee. The 2018-2019 term begins July 1, 2018.

April News - STEM Outreach

 

Fifth AAUW Triad Tech Savvy
The fifth AAUW Triad Tech Savvy for sixth through eighth grade girls was a great success on a rainy Saturday at UNCG. Each of the nearly 90 attendees participated in three of ten workshops that were designed to excite girls about computer science, chemistry, biology, robotics and engineering. Dr. Margaret Kanipes returned with her very popular Cosmetics Chemistry, and Dr. Cristina Moreira gave a highly engaging workshop on the use of microscopes to study cellular structures. PhD candidate Kristina Morales braved the damp with girls clad in plastic ponchos to visit the UNCG wetlands. And the wonderful Jackson Library staff provided a student session called Info Savvy in which students learn to use the internet to conduct scholarly research, while a separate program and tour was offered for the parents to learn the distinctions between internet or digital research compared with the use of primary resources from the UNCG archives.
AAUW Greensboro volunteers were important in every aspect of the program. At the risk of leaving someone out, here are just a  few of the key people who made tis event possible: Libby Haile, Elaine Morehead, Stephanie Ghotbi Taheri, Denise Brown, Mary Fran Schickedantz, Barbara Carter, Roddy Hurewitz, Millie Hoffler Foushee, Janie Dominique, Ann Schwabeland, Jennifer Davis, Dianne Lytle, Jo Mazlo, and others. Special recognition to Jane Terwillegar and Lena Murrill-Chapman for their leadership during a very interesting program designed for parents wishing to "Help Daughters Find Their STEM."

Dr. Cristina Moreira instructs Tech Savvy girls in the use of microscopes in the UNCG physiology laboratory.

Collaborative learning of laboratory techniques used in the extraction of DNA from strawberries.

Dr. Margaret Kanipes makes a fine point while using cosmetics chemistry to teach engaged students.

Parents listen, learn, questions, and share what works to Help Daughters Find Their STEM.
Four high school students write STEM plans worthy of awards and recognition.
In March, we reported on the success of our Find Your STEM poster presenters, 12 highly successful high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students who were recognized for their STEM achievements. 
As a follow up to the February 10th Find Your STEM event, ten of the 41 high school underclassmen submitted applications to participate in the Find Your STEM planning competition. In addition to submitting their goal statements, the girls prepared three-year plans that included academics, service learning, recognition of mentors and advocates, and use of community resources to help them achieve their goals. Four of those plans were deemed complete, meeting all of the requirements as outlined in the Find Your STEM Tool Kit. 
Sydney Barron, a sophomore at GTCC Early College, was the won top honors and a check for $200 for her plan which not only detailed a rigorous academic schedule that includes grade 13 at GTCC for college credit, but also acknowledged the support she is getting through her network of mentors and advocates. Sydney was a group leader at Triad Tech Savvy and looks forward to participating in future AAUW STEM events. Other notable winners who earned $100 each include: Sophia Carpenter a sophomore at Northwest Guilford High School, Ananya Sharma a freshman at Grimsley High School, and Melanie Cohen a junior at Grimsley High School. 

Sydney Barron enjoys being a group leader and participates in the engineering workshop at Triad Tech Savvy. 


 

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