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A Passion for STEM 

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2019) – On her first day on the job at UAlbany last week, Provost Carol Kim encouraged almost 60 girls from Albany and Schenectady to let nothing get in the way of their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Kim reinforced the message of opportunity for women in STEM that the girls heard during a month-long science day camp they attended at UAlbany as part of the Girls Inc. Eureka! program, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. She spoke at the closing ceremony on Thursday.

Activities included a tour of a Mesonet weather facility and a visit to the University’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. The girls also explored the physics of dance through the ChoreoPhysics workshops put on by physicist Keith Earle and Ellen Sinopoli of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. The girls visited psychology labs, conducted electrical and computer engineering experiments, and tackled hands-on math and statistics problems.

Photos by Brian Busher and Patrick Dodson

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