Free event to introduce girls to tech careers
A Science Symposium for Girls will be held at Sacred Hearts Academy on Feb. 11, featuring hands-on workshops ranging from Internet sleuthing to inventing toys.
It is free and open to girls in grades five through eight and their parents. Filmmaker Edgy Lee will be the keynote speaker, and counselor Emma Pavich will offer tips for parents of teens in a "Parents Only" segment.
The symposium is designed to introduce girls to successful women with careers in math, science and technology, from pilots to engineers. It runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sacred Hearts Academy campus in Kaimuki.
Students may choose from among 22 workshops at the symposium. Sabrina Taala, a forensic anthropologist, will lead a workshop called "If These Bones Could Talk." Other workshops include "Code Crackers," "Shooting Stars" and "Beauty Is in the 'Eye' of the Beholder."
Lee's most recent work is "The Hawaiian -- Reflecting Spirit," a documentary. She is also known for her films on methamphetamine abuse in the state.
A program and registration form are available at www.sacredhearts.org. Register as soon as possible by calling Celeste O'Brien at Sacred Hearts Academy, 734-5058, ext. 23.