Joe Robach Applauds Education Oppurtunity for Young Women at UofR

Senator Joe Robach applauded an opportunity for education enhancement for young women at the University of Rochester. The college is hosting a pre-college experience in physics to encourage the participation of women in science. From July 8th to July 31st those students who are accepted will learn about the “laws of physics” and engineering through team projects; develop laboratory skills and familiarity with lab equipment; investigate how physics concepts relate to real life; interact with scientist in a range of fields and careers; and have fun with other women interested in science.

The PREP (Pre-College Experience in Physics) program offers a unique exploration of the world of science. our philosophy is to inspire greater confidence and understanding in your future encounters with high school physics and open avenues to further science careers. PREP is designed for students attending local high schools with no prior experience in physics. Participants gain first hand knowledge of college life, with guests from University faculty, visits to some of the U of R’s research facilities, a campus tour, a meeting with an admissions counselors.

There is no fee for this program. Applicants should currently be in grade 9 or 10. This is a commuter program and participants are responsible of their own transportation and lunch. Space is limited to only 24 students. Application materials are due April 30th. The program is directed by Prof. Steven Manly. For more information contact Connie Jones at 275-5306 or visit http://www.pas.rochester.edu/PREP/