YWLP Math and Science Day
On January 26th, 2008, the Chemistry (Linda Columbus) and Mathamatics (Irina Mitrea) Department joined the University of Virginia’s Young Woman Leadership Program ( YWLP) to put on a day of fun activities in the laboratory and class room at the University of Virginia. YWLP is a mentoring program that empowers middle school girls to be leaders by combining the benefits of one-on-one mentoring with group activities.
Graduate students: Alison Dewald, Celine Griot, and Trisha Vickrey helped the girls and their “big sisters” perform experiments. The experiments included flame tests, ink chromatography, and the generation of CO2 to inflate a balloon.
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