St. Mary's College aims to inspire young girls with Hypatia Day event

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. The women at Saint Mary's were inspiring young girls to enter the sciences Saturday.

Saturday is Hypatia Day, a celebration of the first female mathematician and scientist in history.

In honor of the day, girls from schools across the area participated in hands-on experiments and educational sessions.

It was sponsored by Saint Mary's affiliate of the American Chemical Society.

The girls were chosen from their schools to attend Hypatia Day.

They were able to choose between math and science courses.

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