Sorry for multiple postings, but I thought this was worth sending along.
Educational Technology Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
[log in to unmask]
From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 8:29 PM
To: VT-Dept of Ed
Subject: MEDIA RELEASE: WOMEN SOAR---girls grades 9 to 12
MEDIA RELEASE: WOMEN SOAR---girls grades 9 to 12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2007
CONTACT: Gail Breslauer
Vermont Space Education Program
<[log in to unmask]>
WOMEN SOAR: THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
2 DAYS OF EMPOWERMENT FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 9-12
Do you have a daughter or know of a female teen who is fascinated
with all things that fly in the air or orbit in space? Or does she love
science or engineering? Perhaps she likes to draw designs of
aircraft or maybe she has an interest in math and likes to figure out
velocity. Maybe she went to Starbase Vermont, ACE Camp or
Space Camp and is looking to add to any of those experiences.
Maybe she wants to learn more about all the career opportunities in
aviation or aerospace (many of which are in Vermont.)
Is your 9th to 12th grade daughter looking for an amazing two day
experience this summer where she will be inspired and motivated?
If you can complete and submit an application before July 16, 2007
AND if can provide transportation to get your daughter to Oshkosh,
Wisconsin, your daughter has a chance to apply for an opportunity
of a lifetime that she will long remember. This could be the start of a
career path for your daughter.
On July 22-23, 2007, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
will present Women Soar - The Sky is Not the Limit 2007. Held
during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - the World's Greatest Aviation
Celebration - Women Soar will introduce girls in grades 9-12 to
exciting career opportunities in the math, science, and technology
fields. The event will also highlight educational resources and
inspire them to explore their potential. Proceeds will support
scholarships which help girls pursue their dreams through EAA's
education programs and activities.
The girls whose applications are accepted will start their adventure
on the Sunday afternoon, July 22 with an adventure ropes course.
That evening there will be an exciting "launch" dinner. Anousheh
Ansari, the first female civilian astronaut and sponsor of the Ansari
X-Prize, will be there. Monday's events include breakout sessions
and special presentations. There are amazing women mentors with
a wealth of aviation and aerospace backgrounds and experiences
for the girls to meet. The afternoon also includes time to visit
AirVenture and see all the planes and exhibits.
Registration for this two-day event is $10 (scholarships are
available). Registration fee includes Sunday dinner, breakfast, and
lunch on Monday, along with an optional overnight camping
experience coordinated by the Girl Scouts.
For details and an application, visit the Women Soar link at:
or send a stamped, self addressed envelope to:
Gail Breslauer, Vermont Space Education Program, PO Box 550,
Moretown, VT 05660