Outreach Programs > 2008 Pilot YWLP Program

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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