ExploreU@MMU: A program to draw girls to careers in science and engineering.

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The necessity to increase the number of female students in STEM fields, which is currently dominated by males, is well known. ExploreU@MMU is annual one week summer program for middle school girls completing 6th, 7th and 8th grade created by Dr. Kleiman and Dr. Stehnova and hosted by Mount Mercy University. The program is designed to help young girls learn math and computer science skills while having fun. It teaches important mathematical and computational ideas while helping students to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Participants learn about prime numbers and pattern matching, while integrating math and computer science. ExploreU also engages students, opens their eyes to math and science in the world around them, teaches both ideas and skills, and ignites their interest in learning. 

Your registration helps ensure adequate seating. It will also provide you with a reminder email on the day of the event.


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  • Mount Mercy University
  • 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • United States 52402
  • Building: Flaherty Community Room (204), Basile Hall
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  • For more information, call Leon Tabak at (319) 895-4294.
  • Starts 06 August 2014 12:00 PM
  • Ends 11 September 2014 06:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Professor Elizabeth Kleiman

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ExploreU@MMU: : A program to draw girls to careers in science and engineering.

The necessity to increase the number of female students in STEM fields, which is currently dominated by males, is well known. ExploreU@MMU is annual one week summer program for middle school girls completing 6th, 7th and 8th grade created by Dr. Kleiman and Dr. Stehnova and hosted by Mount Mercy University. The program is designed to help young girls learn math and computer science skills while having fun. It teaches important mathematical and computational ideas while helping students to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Participants learn about prime numbers and pattern matching, while integrating math and computer science. ExploreU also engages students, opens their eyes to math and science in the world around them, teaches both ideas and skills, and ignites their interest in learning.

Biography: Dr. Elizabeth Kleiman is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Mount Mercy University since the Fall of 2010. She holds a PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science from Iowa State University.

Email:

Address:Mount Mercy University, 306 Donnelly Center / 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52402





Agenda

Social time from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Presentation from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.