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Source: Susan Arnold Christian, 785-532-3395,
News release prepared by: Mary Rankin, 785-532-6715,

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


MANHATTAN -- How do scientists and engineers help animals live easier and healthier lives? Middle school-age girls from across Kansas will have an opportunity to answer that question while attending "All for Animal Health," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at Kansas State University.

The event is sponsored by K-State's GROW, or Girls Researching Our World, program in partnership with the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine and the One Health Kansas initiative. GROW is offered through K-State's Women in Engineering and Science Program and introduces middle-school girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.

K-State graduate and undergraduate students will lead small groups in hands-on activities that demonstrate how scientists and engineers are involved in the health and well-being of animals. All sessions will be at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Activities will be focused on public health and animal health, with topics related to overall health concerns in both small and large animals, biosecurity issues involving animals, the role of animal nutrition in feed milling and mixing, environmental toxins in birds, and Lyme disease in Kansas.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Susan Arnold Christian, Women in Engineering and Science Program outreach program coordinator, at 785-532-3395 or Registration deadline is March 24; however, it will remain open until the event is full. Need-based scholarships are available as well as funds for transportation.