Saturday Photo/Interview Opportunity

Area middle school girls will get hands-on demonstrations in various careers Saturday, May 18, at the Young Women in Mathematics, Science and Technology Conference.

It is co-hosted by the NMU Seaborg Center and the Marquette-Alger Regional Education Services Agency (MARESA). Media are welcome to cover the event.

"The goal is for these girls to see opportunities available to them and to encourage them to continue taking mathematics, science and technology courses in high school in order to keep these options open," said Susan Nazarko of the NMU Seaborg Center.

The simulations and demonstrations will be held from 10: 15-11:55 a.m. and from 12:3 51:20 p.m. in the West Science facility. Here's a sampling of some of the careers and the rooms in which they will be featured: Maternity and pediatric nursing, 1702; medical and surgical nursing, 1704; environmental engineering, 1705; massage therapy, 1706; U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist, 2603; naturalist, 2607; state trooper, 2806; physical therapist, 2901; forensic scientist, 2905; dietician, 291 1; and chemist, 3617. Students will dissect pig lungs and hearts under the supervision of NMU biology professor Jackie Bird in room 3615. They will also play a game called Reality Store in room 3616, in which they determine a budget based

on the salary of their given careers and their expenses.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director