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Source: Susan Arnold Christian, 785-532-6152,
News release prepared by: Mary Rankin, 785-532-6715,

Friday, June 5, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Three days of science, technology, engineering and math exploration is the agenda planned for sixth- and seventh-grade girls June 10-12 at Kansas State University.

The 10th annual GROW, or Girls Researching Our World, Workshop will offer participants a variety of laboratory activities including "Acid Raindrops Keep Falling in My Lake," "Bacteria: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Critters in a Prairie Stream," "Wayfinding with Satellites" and "Chemistry in the Kitchen."

The GROW program is sponsored by the K-State Women in Engineering and Science and Targeted Excellence programs. The program began in 1999 with a planning grant from the National Science Foundation and the first summer workshop was offered in 2000.

Girls will be attending from Abilene, Alta Vista, Andover, Clay Center, Clyde, Collyer, Derby, El Dorado, Fort Riley, Harveyville, Haysville, Junction City, Kansas City, Kan., Leavenworth, Leawood, Lenexa, Liberal, Lyons, Manhattan, Marion, McPherson, Mulvane, Overland Park, Paola, Prairie Village, Quinter, Riley, Sharon, Shawnee, Tecumseh, Topeka, Valley Falls, Wakefield, Wichita and Winfield. Participants also will be from Kansas City, Blue Springs and Platte Woods, Mo.; Doral and Davie, Fla.; and Midlothian, Va.

More information on the GROW Workshop is available at