Ms. Wizard Day program scheduled for Saturday

by William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame will welcome South Bend area fourth-through sixth-grade girls to explore science and math at “Ms. Wizard Day” Saturday (Feb. 1) beginning at 9 a.m. in DeBartolo Hall.p. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Colleges of Engineering and Science, Mendoza College of Business, Club Coordination Council and McCormick Co., this year’s program will include students from Harrison, McKinley, Coquillard, Jefferson, Eggleston, Tarkington and Kennedy Elementary Schools.p. An annual event, the Ms. Wizard Day program was established by a Notre Dame student in 1995 to give South Bend girls the opportunity to explore the fields of science, math, engineering and business in a university setting. Through a series of lab activities, scientific demonstrations and take-home materials, the experiences are designed to help girls further develop an interest in math and science, increase self-esteem, and to encourage the participants to pursue a college education.p.

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