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Career Options Presented to Junior High School Girls

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Flavia Wood holds a poster depicting changes in land usage on Cape Cod between 1951 and 1990
During her presentation at Multiply Your Options 2002, Flavia Wood (Woods Hole Field Center) holds a poster depicting changes in land usage on Cape Cod between 1951 and 1990.
Flavia Wood (Woods Hole Field Center) presented a talk entitled "What Does a Geologist Have to Do with Pollution?" at the UCONN Multiply Your Options 2002 workshop on May 8. Multiply Your Options is a program sponsored by the University of Connecticut that targets girls in junior high school (grades 6 through 8) to promote women in careers that use math, science, and engineering. About 280 girls from several Connecticut schools attended the workshop. This is the second year that Flavia has been invited to speak by the UCONN School of Engineering. Flavia spoke to two groups of female students during a morning session of the workshop. Topics of discussion included coastal erosion, water transport of sediment, and a demonstration of varying infiltration rates.

Flavia was pleasantly surprised to find many correct answers during a question-and-answer mle. Most students have had no formal studies in geology or Earth science. Questions covered general geology topics, such as plate tectonics, earthquakes, and glaciers. Other presenters promoted various career options, from engineering to chemistry to police-detective work.

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