Women in Science program to feature Realeyes™

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Seventh- and eighth-grade girls will discover exciting career opportunities available to them at Bowling Green State University’s annual Women in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology program.

Sponsored by Continuing & Extended Education and Environmental Programs at BGSU, the program will run from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, on the Bowling Green campus.

The conference, now in its 18th year, allows for personalized learning while motivating and inspiring girls to explore career options in traditionally male-dominated scientific and technological fields. Students will participate in hands-on experiments and creative problem solving. Girls will have the valuable opportunity to meet positive female role models with a passion for science, math, engineering and technology.

Dr. Teresa Rohrs, an optometrist at Deshler Optometry and Shawnee Optical in Lima, Ohio, will present the keynote program. A graduate of Ohio State University and the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Rohrs will discuss the path that led to her career as an optometrist, and emphasize the value of a strong math and science curriculum in high school. She will also share her enthusiasm about eye health and vision care through the keynote program, “Vision Impossible,” developed by Realeyes™: Realizing the Need for Good Vision.

Created by the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) and paid for by the Ohio Department of Health Save Our Sight™ fund, Realeyes™ consists of fun, interactive lessons about eye health and safety. Students will experience the effects of vision diseases through vision simulator cards. They will also learn about the anatomy of sight, vision correction and the value of eye exams. Videos and other interactive activities will enhance the presentation.

The fee, including lunch, is $15 for students and $12 for accompanying adults. For more information or to register, call Continuing & Extended Education at 419-372-8181 or 1 877 650 8165, email abetts@bgsu.edu or fisherk@bgsu.edu, or visit http://pace.bgsu.edu.

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(Posted October 25, 2006)