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Careers with Math Options Conference encourages female students

Penn State Berks will host its sixteenth annual Careers with Math Options Conference on Friday, May 16, 2014, for female middle school students from Berks County and surrounding school districts. The conference will feature speakers from Penn State Berks and the community. A wide variety of engaging and interactive workshops will be provided to encourage the young women to continue their studies in math, science, engineering, technology, finance, and related fields.

This program was originally created and organized by Dr. Janet Winter, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, who retired from Penn State Berks in 2012. Winter will provide the keynote address this year.

Last year, more than 170 female seventh-grade students and their chaperones attended the conference.

Parents should contact their school administrators for more information about the conference. School districts should contact Elaine Berish, Continuing Education Area Representative, at 610-396-6230 or EMB1@psu.edu.

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