Breaking down science stereotypes

Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014 --- 9:40pm

When you think of science, what comes to mind? Do you think of a complex subject, one that's impossible to read or understand? Or do you think of a fun and hands-on way of learning?

Monday night, at Edgewood College, dozens of science enthusiasts were out to prove that science is more about discovery.

Hundreds of folks, from the very young to adults, turned out to Edgewood's 12th Annual Family Science Night. From bubbles to body parts to botany, families were given the chance to explore the biological beauty science has to offer.

"One of the things that is always a real goal of mine is that the students continue to equate science with excitement and discovery and interest” says Amy Schiebel, Edgewood's Office of Science Outreach Director.

It's true, women are much less likely than men to major science, but students like Noelle Klitzke, one of the many female demonstrators at the event, are out to prove that science can also be a woman's world.

"I just enjoy doing it” says Klitzke, who attends Edgewood High School.

The event is just one of many that local scientists hope inspires young girls to tackle a career in science, technology or engineering.

"Science is more than just one thing. It's artsy. It's numbers. It just depends on who you are” says Klitzke.

If you're interested in getting your kids involved in science, registration is currently open for Edgewood College's summer science camps.

For camp descriptions and registration forms head to www.science-outreach.edgewood.edu


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