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

Friday, June 4, 2010

ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR K-STATE GROW WORKSHOP

MANHATTAN -- Three days of science, technology, engineering and math exploration are planned for more than 100 6th and 7th grade girls at Kansas State University, June 9-11.

The 11th annual GROW (Girls Researching Our World) Summer Workshop will offer participants experience with laboratory and field activities in a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics areas such as "Heart of the Matter," "Botanical Prairie," "Chemistry and Art Connection," "Learning to Play with Robots" and "DNA: Beyond Goo."

The GROW program is sponsored by the K-State Women in Engineering and Science Program and features faculty, student and staff participants from around the university. GROW 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 the following Kansas cities: Abilene, Allen, Bison, Burlington, Clay Center, Courtland, Derby, El Dorado, Ft. Riley, Garden City, Garnett, Holcomb, Independence, Kansas City, Lansing, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Leawood, Lenexa, Leonardville, Manhattan, Marion, McPherson, Mission, Mulvane, Olathe, Overland Park, Park City, Pratt, Richmond, Rock, Spring Hill, St. Mary's, Tecumseh, Topeka, Valley Center, Waverly, Westmoreland, Wichita and Winona; as well as from Kansas City, Blue Springs, Independence and Lotawana, Mo.

For further information on the GROW Workshop, visit http://www.k-state.edu/grow.