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Thursday, March 6, 2014

AAUW-Bradford Hosts Presentation on
Lack of Females in Sciences

Have you ever wonder why there are so few females in such fields as science, technology, engineering and mathematics? What does that stem from?

The American Association of University Women-Bradford Branch is hosting meeting that will tackle that issue. The public is invited to attend a presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday in Room 218 in the Frame-Westerberg Commons at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The program will include two speakers from Pitt-Bradford – Dr. Mary Mulcahy, associate professor of biology and division chairwoman for the biological and health sciences, and Dr. Denise Piechnik, assistant professor of biology.

Saturday’s discussion will center on the low number of women in those (STEM) fields with suggestions on how to encourage more girls to take an interest in the sciences.

Part of AAUW’s mission is to promote equality for women.

“We feel this is an important topic that should be discussed,” said co-presidents Sharie Radzavich and Sandy Rhodes. “We want to take this time to invite the public to take part in this important discussion as well as see what AAUW is all about.”

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