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Mount Brings Hands-On Math, Science to Los Angeles Girls

April 7, 2010 -- Media Advisory

WHAT: Mount Saint Mary’s University hosts Expanding Your Horizons: A Girl's Career Conference on Math and Science

WHEN: 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010

WHERE: Mount Saint Mary’s University, Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, Calif. 90007; Building 4, Ahmanson Weingart Hall

WHY: The conference was launched in part due to studies that show that girls lose interest in and stop taking math and science courses earlier than boys. Event organizers hope the day helps close the gap for females who are typically underrepresented in the fields of math, science and engineering.

WHO: More than 200 girls in grades 5 through 8 from greater Los Angeles area schools will participate in such workshops as veterinary medicine, civil engineering, theoretical physics, and chemistry. Workshops will be facilitated by women who work in math and science-related careers.

ORGANIZER: Math/Science Interchange, a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 as an outgrowth of the activities of the Association for Women in Mathematics in the Los Angeles area.

COLLEGE MEDIA CONTACTS: Joanna Banks, public relations manager, 213.477.2506, or by email at jbanks@msmu.edu; Debbie Ream, public relations director, 213.477.2505, or by email at dream@msmu.edu

MORE:http://www.expandingyourhorizonsla.org/index.html

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