On Tuesday, March 1st, a group of 6th grade girls from Greenview took part in a “Math / Science Experience”. This group of girls traveled to Channel 19 for a tour of the station and had the opportunity to hear from meteorologist Beth McLeod, medical reporter Catherine Boswell, multi-media reporter Sia Nyorkor as well as other females that work at the station. These women shared their career paths with the girls as well as the importance of science and math in their success. After the station visit, this group traveled to Cleveland State University and had lunch in the student union. After lunch, the girls met with Dr. Daniel Winkler from CSU. He talked to the group about the Honors College at CSU and gave them a quick tour. He also introduced the girls to two successful females from the university. One was a professor who taught math classes and did research in the field of mathematics and the second was a woman who worked at a technology company. Both of these women shared their career paths and again stressed the importance of taking higher level math and science classes. Throughout the day, all of the women who spoke with these girls encouraged the girls to work hard, follow their dreams and not to give up if their studies get difficult.
It is hoped that this enrichment opportunity will enhance the girls’ awareness of the importance of higher level math and science classes as a door to many opportunities.