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October 25, 2011 > Math & Science Discovery Day

Math & Science Discovery Day

By Miriam G. Mazliach
Photos By Mary Lynn Pelican

Get ready for a morning filled with brain-stimulating and hands-on math and science adventures!

Inquiring young minds get a chance to learn and expand their horizons at the American Association of University Women's twenty-fifth "Mother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery Day." The fun-filled morning of interactive and educational activities for fifth and sixth grade girls, will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 8:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Students are asked to prioritize their preferences, to select five workshops from among nine offered. These exciting workshops are: Planetarium Show; Bristle Bots; Electricity; Origami Cubes; London Bridge is falling down; Vital signs: Learn to take your blood pressure and listen to your heart; Kitchen Chemistry, Levers & Pulleys: Can you lift your mom with one hand? and Making your own slime.

Classes will be assigned in order of registration received. Slots are filling up quickly, so don't delay! The cost is $22 per mother/daughter pair. ($12 for each additional 5th or 6th grade daughter).

Checks made payable to Fremont Branch AAUW, must be received with registration by October 30. After that time, please call to check on space availability. Mail to: Helen Yu, 39547 Gallaudet Dr., #2016, Fremont, CA 94539. For registration questions call (510) 372-5097 or email:

Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and comfortably. Beverages, snacks, and a folder with fun stuff to take home, will be provided by AAUW.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), established in 1881, was created to ensure that women receive an equal opportunity for education. Miriam Keller, working together with fellow AAUW members, helped create the Mother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery Day in the early 1990's. "It is our hope that these events will help get girls interested in the STEM courses - science, technology, engineering and math," says Keller. "Many girls return year after year because it is entertaining and they learn a lot."

Another similar event is planned for third and fourth-grade girls in the Tri-Cities area on February 25.

Mother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery Day
(For 5th and 6th grade girls)
Saturday, November 5
8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Hopkins Jr. High
600 Driscoll Road, Fremont
Information: (510) 683-9377 or email:
Registration: (510) 372-5097 or email:

RSVP and fees due by October 30
$22 per mother/daughter pair

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