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Women in Science Day is Friday at Ohio State

Over 300 students in grades 6-8 from 20 school districts across Ohio and their teachers will visit Ohio State on Friday (3/14) for the 24th Women in Science Day. Participants can choose 23 different science-based workshops led by faculty and staff.

Workshops include everything from human and veterinary medicine, rocks and gems (geology), flubber (geography), computer graphics and astronomy. Particularly visual workshops are: "Arthropods rule the world" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Bioscience Greenhouse, 332 W. 12th Ave.; "Chemistry can be fun" at 9:30 a.m. in 310 Celeste Lab, 120 W. 18th Ave.; and "Medical Technology" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in 540 Atwell Hall, 453 W.10th Ave.

Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics & Science Education Policy at Ohio State, will deliver the keynote address, "From Star Fish to Stars: Adventures on Grand Frontiers" at 11:30 a.m. at the Drake Union, 1849 Cannon Dr.

Reporters are invited cover the event, including workshops and the keynote address.

Women in Science Day celebrates the diversity of women who participate in and succeed in science, technology and medicine and inspire Ohio girls to follow their dreams, exercise their talents and abilities and pursue careers based on math and science. The program is sponsored by the Association for Women in Science of Central Ohio in collaboration with The Ohio State University.

A complete schedule is here.

WHAT: More than 300 students in grades 6-8 across Ohio will take science workshops at Ohio State for Women in Science Day

WHEN: Friday (3/14). Workshops begin at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Keynote address is at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Several locations on campus

WHY: The annual event inspires Ohio girls to pursue careers based on math and science