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Source: Susan Arnold Christian, 785-532-6152, susanac@k-state.edu
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/grow
News release prepared by: Mary Rankin, 785-532-6715, mrankin@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

K-STATE'S GROW PROGRAM TO SPONSOR 'HELPING HANDS' EVENT IN FEBRUARY

MANHATTAN -- Middle school-age girls from across Kansas have the opportunity to participate in "Helping Hands" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, on the Kansas State University campus.

The event, offering hands-on exploration of innovative medical treatments, is sponsored by K-State's GROW, Girls Researching Our World program. GROW is a part of the Women in Engineering and Science Program and introduces middle-school girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.

K-State graduate and undergraduate students from related fields will be in charge of the activities that will allow the girls to play the role of scientist or engineer while exploring how to design and create products and research that will make life easier and healthier for people with disabilities.

A registration fee of $15 includes event participation and lunch. For additional information or to register, contact Susan Arnold Christian, Women in Engineering and Science Program outreach coordinator, at 785-532-6152 or visit the GROW Web site at http://www.k-state.edu/grow