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February, 2014 Newsletter

March is National Women’s History Month! This celebration’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women's History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation (US Census Bureau, 2014).

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is Inspiring Change. So plan an event to inspire change for more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

March 22nd marks the 10th anniversary of World Water Day. This year’s theme is Water & Energy, download the Advocacy Guide to learn how “water requires energy and energy requires water” and also get ideas on how to sponsor an event in your area.

Don’t forget to start planning for upcoming April events: Mathematics Awareness Month, April 5-13th is National Robotics Week, and April 22nd is Earth Day!

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With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences