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SciGirls event at Concordia-Chicago trains educators to engage girls in science


Concordia University Chicago will host SciGirls CONNECT Leader Training on Saturday, Aug. 12. This half-day of training for K-12 and pre-service (formal, community or out-of-school time) science educators provides an opportunity to learn and practice the SciGirls education philosophy through fun, hands-on learning activities. It is part of a broader national outreach effort to help educators adopt new, evidence-based strategies to engage girls in STEM fields.

The free event, which will take place 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 10 of CUC’s Koehneke Community Center, will feature presenter and facilitator Edyta Dudek, Director of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“This program will train science educators, leaders of science camps and out-of-school science programs on increasing science interest among girls,” said Dr. Christopher Reigstad, associate professor of biology at Concordia-Chicago. “It also provides a great opportunity for educators from different institutions, backgrounds and organizations to network and potentially collaborate on future projects.”

This event is made possible by Concordia University Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the National Science Foundation (Award No.: 1103016 and 1612767). The workshop is limited to 30 participants and an RSVP is required. To learn more and RSVP, visit