Having a career focus in mind can make those high school courses like physics, Algebra II and biology seem a lot more important. The Women's Foundation of Arkansas offers an opportunity through its statewide Girls of Promise programs for girls in the eighth grade to sample a variety of careers, especially those in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Here's the date (each is a Saturday) and location for each of the upcoming events:
March 3, Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville
March 10, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
March 31, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro
March 31, Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia
April 14, Harding University in Searcy
April 14, Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia
Go the Women's Foundation of Arkansas Web site for more information and to register for any of the above conferences.
In addition, the El Dorado Education Foundation will offer GLAMS (Girls Learning About Math and Science), which is a similar program for eighth-grade girls going to school in El Dorado and nearby school districts, later this spring. Contact the Foundation for more information at (870) 862-0962.