April, 2014 Newsletter

April 5-13, 2014 is National Robotics Week. Get girls excited about designing robotics. There are over 200 events scheduled in 50 states, so find an event near you and "…keep the inventions coming!"

April is also Math Awareness Month! This year’s theme is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery. You can follow @MathAware and #MathAware on Twitter to learn about great themed activities available this month. Encourage girls to explore a sustainable planet!

  • This year, on April 22nd let’s all celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970, and is now celebrated in 192 countries. The Earth Day Network coordinates activities globally.
  • May 16th is Endangered Species Day. Did you know that more than 1,300 species of plants and animals are currently listed as either threatened or endangered in the US alone? Let’s make a difference!

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Nowadays, antibiotics are as widespread as previously and belong to the class of life-saving medicines for people suffering from specific infections. They can also be used for preventive purposes not to allow a mild infection to turn into a serious disease. There are different forms and classes of antibiotics. Each type of antibiotic works best for specific types of infections caused by bacteria. Antibiotics also come in different forms that may include the following: Extended-release and immediate-release tablets; Capsules; Liquid drugs; Creams and ointments; Intravenous and intramuscular injections.


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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

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