Friday, 1 October 2010

Greenlight 4 Girls!

Greenlight 4 Girls (G4G) is a fantastic initiative that is aiming to boost the number of girls who continue in science, maths and ICT subjects as they progress through the educational system. The first Belgian G4G event takes place on Saturday 20 November at the International School of Brussels (ISB) and RSC Belgium will be involved.

The event is a one-day happening to show girls the fun in maths, science, engineering and technology. The main activity is a series of hands-on workshops conducted in English, French and Dutch. RSC Belgium will be providing one of the workshops - our topic: 'Culinary Chemistry'.

The fun takes place from 08h30 to 16h00 on Saturday 20 November at the International School of Brussels (ISB), Kattenberg 19, 1170 Brussels.

The day is designed for girls aged 11-15 years from Brussels and the surrounding areas. To take part pre registration is required via the G4G website. If you know any girls who will want to be take part, please tell them about the event soon and make sure they don't delay in registering as the maximum capacity for the event is 300 participants.

Once a student has registered, she will receive a confirmation e-mail and will be contacted again by 1 November to allow her to choose the workshops she wishes to attend. A final confirmation of each attendee's schedule will be sent out just before the event itself takes place.

Free and fun
The greenlight for girls - Science Day is a free event, hosted at ISB. The event is the first of its kind organised by the new Brussels social initiative greenlight for girls and aims to encourage 11-15 year old girls to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and math, by emphasising the link between science and fun.

The day unfolds in workshop form covering a wide variety of topics from digital music to DNA research. A special guest from the cabinet of EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes will open the event, and the Belgian Applied Physics & Photonics scientist, Irina Veretennicoff, will give a closing speech. There will also be a "fun experiment lab" with activities and entertainment all day long. And a free lunch will also be available.

Please feel free to forward this information to any interested individuals. Also, let G4G know if you are interested to participate as a volunteer or sponsor.

More Information on the event and the G4G organization can be found via their own website and on the (A)Way Magazine website, or via popular social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

For questions about the greenlight for girls organization or events, or to discuss speaking or sponsorship opportunities at greenlight for girls Science Day, please contact G4G directly.

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