SUNY Potsdam's Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation Hosts Career Exploration Series for Girls

01.17.13

North Country girls aged 7 to 10 are invited to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math, through a new Career Exploration Series offered by the Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation at SUNY Potsdam. 

This five-week program will be offered on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in February and March. Each session will offer an interactive one-hour workshop featuring a different STEM discipline.

Participants will engage in hands-on activities and will be able to interact with a female professional in the field. Anthropology, computer science, engineering, chemistry, biology and mathematics will be highlighted. Girls can choose to participate in either three of the disciplines, or all five.

“A parent of a program participant suggested we put together an offering like this,” said CLEAR Program Coordinator Beth Todd. “We felt this would be a great way to tie together the academic core of area institutions with a desire for young girls to learn about great careers they may not routinely have exposure to.” 

Faculty and students from both SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University will present on the various STEM topics.     

Pre-registration is required for the program, which costs $35 to attend three sessions, or $59 for all five.

For more information or to register, contact the Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation at (315) 267-2167, or visit www.potsdam.edu/community/clear.

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.