Sacred Hearts hosts science symposium for girls
Local professionals will help inspire students at the Science Symposium 4 Girls on Feb. 23 at Sacred Hearts Academy.
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A chef, an elephant researcher, a veterinarian and a team of medical doctors are among the local professionals who will help inspire students at the Science Symposium 4 Girls Feb. 23 at Sacred Hearts Academy. The free symposium, for girls in grades 5 to 8, is made up of nearly two dozen interactive workshops, such as “Be a CSI and See Your Own DNA,” “Get Buggy with Backyards Bugs” and “Scalpel Stat!”
Participants will attend an opening keynote session with their parents, followed by two workshops of their choice. This year’s featured keynote speaker is Dr. Lee Ellen Buenconsejo-Lum from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, “who will share her motivational and inspirational story encouraging girls to dream big,” said Betty White, Sacred Hearts Academy head of school.
The academy encourages girls to embrace the STEM fields and professions, which hold the keys to the future, White said.
“Celebrating our 25th anniversary is such a joy,” White said of the annual symposium, which benefits hundreds of girls each year.
“About 8,000 girls have been impacted — all made possible by community mentors,” White said. “From the community’s mentors, Hawaii’s young girls experience STEM fields at their finest.”
25TH SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 4 GIRLS
Presented by Sacred Hearts Academy
>> Where: 3253 Waialae Ave.
>> When: 7:30 to 11:40 a.m. Feb. 23
>> Cost: Free (for girls in grades 5 through 8)
>> Info: 734-5058, ext. 232
>> Register: sacredhearts.org/symposium
>> Note: The STEM Symposium 4 Girls in grades 9-12 is being held Saturday; information and registration at sacredhearts.org/symposium