CAMPUS HOSTS MATH OPTIONS
Penn State Brandywine hosted the annual Math Options Career Day for seventh-grade girls and their teachers on May 25 on campus. Math Options is designed to introduce and encourage young women to pursue science, technology-based, engineering or mathematics (STEM) career paths. Girls participated in workshops and heard a panel discussion featuring women from such companies as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Wyeth, etc. Former Penn State Brandywine students Susan Gleasner-Stickley, president of Stratus Inc., and Maryanne Covington, senior research scientist at Incyte Corp., were among the Math Options workshop presenters.
Hands-on workshops included "Let's Make Silly Putty" and "Straw Wars," during which the girls learned about engineering and scientific principles from women who work in the math/science fields.
Eva Cutler (left) of Garnet Valley Middle School, Glen Mills, and Stephanie Lesher of Assumption BVM School, West Grove, mix silly putty for an experiment.