Hypatia Day to promote women in STEM

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first_imgCourtesy of Gwen O’Brien Saint Mary’s will host the 23rd annual Hypatia Day this Saturday, a day for middle school girls to be inspired by the realms of math and science.Saint Mary’s will host the 23rd annual Hypatia Day this Saturday for seventh grade girls from local South Bend schools to fight the stereotype that math and science are male-dominated fields. With the assistance of current students, professors and high school students, the day will be centered around exposing both young girls and their parents to the many opportunities available in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields for women.Hypatia Day was first organized in 1991 by Sr. Miriam Patrick Cooney, professor emerita of mathematics, director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said.Hypatia Day is named for the first known female mathematician, Hypatia of Alexandria, who was the daughter of ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Theon, O’Brien said. According to legend, Hypatia’s father taught her mathematics during a period in Greek history when young girls were excluded from education.According to Socrates, Hypatia’s home and lecture room were the two favorite gathering places for her scholarly friends, as she was one of the most-loved teachers and well-respected scholars of her time.Assistant professor of mathematics Kristin Kuter said Hypatia Day is mainly geared towards seventh grade girls and their parents.Some of the participating schools include Indiana schools such as Boston Middle School in La Porte, Discovery Middle School in Granger, Grissom Middle School in Mishawaka, Lincoln Jr. High in Plymouth, New Prairie Middle School in New Carlisle and St. Joseph Grade School in South Bend.“The focus of the event is to encourage the seventh graders to continue to pursue an education in math and science, while informing their parents on how to support their daughters in that goal,” Kuter said.Kuter said this year’s Hypatia Day will feature hands-on activities run by STEM-related clubs on campus.“This year we have sessions organized by the biology, chemistry, engineering, math and computer science, nursing and physics clubs,” Kuter said. “During these sessions, the seventh graders will interact with college women preparing for careers in the STEM fields and will be encouraged to view one another as potential physicians, research scientists, actuaries, engineers, statisticians, data analysts, technology experts and the like.”Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, students and their parents will arrive in Carroll Auditorium for a welcome presentation by Kuter. Then, director of patient logistics at University of Chicago Medicine Emily Lowder will deliver the keynote address, “Following Their Footsteps and Tales from the Journey” to all participants.Kuter said throughout the day, middle school students will have the opportunity to work in the lab with college and high school students who are preparing for a future in the STEM fields. Kuter said parents will also be able to speak with Saint Mary’s students about their future careers, attend panel discussions and take part in campus tours.“The parents attend a panel discussion focusing on what curriculum best prepares a student for college and keeps all of her options open. Another session will provide information on financial preparation for a college education,” she said.Kuter said she believes Hypatia Day is important not only for young girls at their current age, but for the growth of their interest in the subjects over time.“This event is important to the community because research has shown that girls of this age greatly benefit from extra attention and encouragement for their interest in studies which require a high degree of training in mathematics and science,” Kuter said.Senior Audrey Kiefer said she believes Hypatia Day to be one of the best ways Saint Mary’s can engage with the local community.“Though I haven’t participated in the day personally, I know some of my fellow classmates who are science majors always say that the young girls truly appreciate the opportunity to experiment in the labs and make connections with college students,” Kiefer said.Kiefer said she finds it essential to begin empowering young women at an early age in the same way that Saint Mary’s empowers women throughout their collegiate years.“When all of [the current students] find Saint Mary’s to be such a great place for expanding our minds and planning to make a difference, it only makes sense that we host a day like this to show young girls that anything is possible, no matter what field of study,” Kiefer said.Tags: hypatia, Hypatia Day, Kristin Kuter, Saint Mary’s hypatia day, STEMlast_img read more


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first_imgRemember those last days of summer vacation when you were a kid? When you felt the urgency and tried to cram as much fun into the last week or two before you had to trudge back to the confines of the classroom and listen to old Mrs. Hardigan talk about fractions and Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally? Yeah, me too. I also remember spending those last days of vacation on a bike riding around with my friends. I wouldn’t call this aimless riding because there was a point to it. The point was to get outside and taste that last bit of freedom, feel it blow through our hair, shout it at the top of lungs, and possibly get a icee-pop from the corner store. Yes, those were the days and it can be hard to recapture that type of wild abandon in adulthood; unless, of course, you participate in the Blue Ridge Breakaway this Saturday.In it’s fourth year, the Blue Ridge Breakaway offers four road rides of varying distances that all begin and end at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. Each ride has it’s own merits: there is a century (The Hawk – 105 miles with 32 miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway), a metric century (The Trout – 62.1 miles with over 5,800 feet of climbing and a downhill finish), a 40-mile ride (The Panther – 40 miles – duh – with 2,600 feet of elevation gain), and the Rabbit, a family friendly 24-mile ride with a moderate 1,200 feet of elevation gain. Each ride features views of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest, and are fully supported with rest stops and SAG vehicles.And that’s not all! Leading the rides will be pro cyclist and Olympic silver medalist Lauren Tamayo. Tamayo won silver in track cycling at the 2012 London Games, lives in Asheville, and will be on hand before and after the race to chat cycling with the estimated 550-600 riders expected to participate.You can register on Friday evening or on race day. If you are not interested in riding, this will still be a fun event, especially with an Olympian in the mix. So, as Freddie Mercury used to say, “Get on your bikes and ride!”View Larger Maplast_img read more


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first_img Samatta has signed a four-and-a-half year deal, subject to a work permit and international clearance being granted. Read Also: Aston Villa trying to bring back NzonziVilla have been forced to play without a recognised striker since the Brazilian was injured in a New Year’s Day win at Burnley.Samatta’s deal was not completed in time to face Watford on Tuesday in a huge clash at the bottom of the table.Villa are in the relegation zone, but just one point behind the Hornets, who are unbeaten in their last six league games.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 27-year-old has scored 10 goals for Genk in all competitions this season, including against Liverpool in the Champions League at Anfield.“I’m really pleased we have managed to bring Mbwana to the club,” said Villa manager Dean Smith.“He has scored goals throughout his career and I’m looking forward to working with him.”Smith was badly in need of reinforcements up front after Wesley was ruled out for the rest of the season due to knee ligament damage. Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morecenter_img Aston Villa completed the signing of Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta from Genk for a reported £8.5 million ($11 million) fee on Monday.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more


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first_img Leigh Salters scored twice for the Clan with Ben Davies also on target while Chris Blight replied for the Stars. Chris Lawrence scored the only goal with 49 seconds remaining in the game and Craig Kowalski made 30 saves as the Nottingham Panthers kept the pressure on the leaders with a 1-0 win over the Belfast Giants. The Braehead Clan maintained their one-point lead at the top of the Elite League with a 3-1 win over the Dundee Stars on Sunday. Press Associationcenter_img The third-placed Sheffield Steelers needed a Gord Baldwin overtime goal to hand them a 3-2 victory Edinburgh after the Capitals had fought back from 2-0 down to force the extra period. The Coventry Blaze also needed overtime to beat the Cardiff Devils 5-4 with Cale Tanaka grabbing the vital goal while Ned Lukacevic scored the winning penalty shot in a 4-3 shootout win for the Fife Flyers over the Hull Stingrays. last_img read more


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first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Staff writer Keith Demolder breaks down what went wrong against the Aggies and looks ahead to Saturday’s matchup with SMU.last_img


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first_img“I’ve sat in this chair twice before with Porto, Manchester United out, and Real Madrid, Manchester United out, so I don’t think it’s anything new for the club,” said Mourinho, who bristled at questions over his tactical approach.“I don’t want to make a drama of it. We have no time to be sad for more than 24 hours, that’s football. It’s not the end of the world.”The visitors were deserving winners as they controlled the game throughout, but had to wait for Ben Yedder’s introduction as a substitute 18 minutes from time to add a clinical finish by taking his Champions League tally for the season to eight goals in seven appearances.Ben Yedder put Sevilla in front two minutes later when he blasted into the bottom corner before heading in a second shortly after. “In the first half we played a good game apart from the last 30 metres,” said Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella.“In the second half we were more clinical with Ben Yedder, he made the difference today.”Mourinho sprang a surprise before kick-off by recalling Marouane Fellaini at the expense of Pogba, who had also been dropped for the first game.Sevilla dominated the vast majority of the first leg only to be denied by some stunning saves from David de Gea.However, it was wayward finishing rather than the Spanish number one that prevented the visitors making the most of their ascendency for most of the match.Indeed, of Sevilla’s 10 efforts on goal in the first period only one weak Muriel effort forced De Gea into making a save.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Romelu Lukaku reduced United’s arrears, but it was too little, too late with Mourinho’s decision to once again drop Paul Pogba certain to be scrutinised.center_img Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted European disappointment is nothing new for the English giants after losing 2-1 to Sevilla at Old Trafford to crash out of the Champions League by the same scoreline on aggregate.Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes on Tuesday to send Sevilla into the quarter-finals for the first time in 60 years as United suffered a first European home defeat since Alex Ferguson’s Champions League farewell in 2013.Mourinho was on the winning side that night as Real Madrid manager and also sent United out of the last 16 when Porto boss in 2004.last_img read more


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first_imgThe 10-year Treasury yield is hitting a record low again after the Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate half a percent today. It dropped more than six basis points to one-point-zero-two-six percent. The bond rate has been falling as people take money out of stocks and look for a safe place to put it. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling sharply despite an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve.The Dow fell by more than 600 points after a press conference by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.The Fed cut a key interest rate by a half percentage point in an emergency response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. last_img read more


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first_imgMonday, March 19, Rancho Charnvee – Day 2The second day of the Khao Yai tour was played at Rancho Charnvee in superb golfing conditions.  This course is a must to play if you are ever in the area; it is always in pristine condition and the greens were something else.The scoring on the back-nine was pretty ordinary apart from one or two golfers; Thiery Petrement managed 22 points on his way to fourth spot (on count back) with a total of 32 points.  Third went to Sasicha with 33 point and our other lady, Non, took second with 34.  Jason Barnett, off his five-handicap, took the top spot with a superb 38 points.There were four ‘2’s, from Capt Bob, Steve Dodd, Thiery Petrement and Jason Barnett.Tuesday, March 20, Sir James G.C. – Day 3We played Sir James Golf Club on the way back home and apart from the bunkers being a bit untidy and the greens a little bumpy it was all good.It was the ladies day today even though we had to give them a start of a couple of yards.  Taking fourth place was Lloyd Shuttleworth with 32 points there was a count back for second place with Jason being nudged aside by On, both with 33 points.  Meanwhile Sasicha took the top spot with a steady 35 points.There were four ‘2’s again today, coming from Jeff North, Jason Barnett, Thiery Petrement and Capt Bob.In the overall standings for the 3 day tour, Jason Barnett took the honours with 108 points in total, Sasicha was second with 105, On took third with 103 and Lloyd Shuttleworth was fourth on 99.Wednesday, March 21, Green Valley – StablefordFollowing some heavy showers, the course was still in very good condition although on the back nine each shot was applauded with a clap of thunder with heavy rain falling, thankfully,  somewhere else.Overall scores were good, particularly in the men’s competition.  Tony Oakes had a blistering front nine for 23 points but run out of steam settled for 39 points and fourth place.  William Macey, who had five 3-pointers on the back-nine, beat Tony on count-back to occupy third place.  Peter Le Noury had 40 points for second place but the star of the day was Lloyd Shuttleworth who had a remarkable round of 70 gross, which included 4 birdies, for 42 points and the prospect of a lower handicap next week.For the ladies, Lynn came fourth with 35 points, two behind Tan who faltered a little on the back nine.  Jam on 38 points narrowly missed out on top spot on count-back to Nu who finished on the same score.There were four ‘2’s today, from Peter Le Noury, Lloyd Shuttleworth, Sandy Chapo and Lynn.Friday, March 23, Burapha – StablefordBurapha C and D loops they were in great condition as usual with greens that were holding and true to putt on.  It was a glorious day for golf with a nice breeze and some high cloud to keep things a little less hot than normal.  We had 5 Aussie golfers playing their last game before going home.The winner today was Thiery Petrement with 39 points, ahead of Gerard Lambert who edged out Rick Culley for second spot on count-back.There were only two ‘2’s, coming from Rick Culley and Miss Porn. Thiery Petrement (left) with the Aussie boys.PSC Golf from the Billabong Golf SocietySunday, March 18, Khao Yai C.C. – Day 1Following a leisurely drive up to Pak Chong, we arrived at a deserted Khao Yai Country Club with five groups of four and teed off in bright sunshine.Fourth spot today went to Sasicha Duankham (20) with 37 points, third to Lloyd Shuttleworth (4) with 38, second to Graham Beaumont (15) with 39 and in first place was Paul O’Mahony (19) with 40 points.  Paul’s points total included a birdie five-pointer on the par 5 stroke index one hole (the 5th) and, obviously, he never looked back.last_img read more