Young Women's Summer Institute 2010

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YWSIClosing Ceremonies
Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the staff, teachers, chaperones, speakers, and, of course, the girls for making this a truly memorable and fun week! And special thanks to our sponsors: Battelle, AEP, and P&G!

Best of luck to everyone in their future endeavors, and be sure to stay in touch.

Pictures from the Closing Ceremonies can be found at the YWSI 2010 Gallery page!

YWSIFriday Wrap Up
Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday was the final day of project preparation and the girls worked very hard to complete their PowerPoint presentations. They spent most of the day putting the finishing touches on their projects and also practicing their public speaking skills. It was a long day, but by dinner time everyone was comfortable with their presentations for Saturday.

Thursday Wrap Up
Thursday, July 29, 2010

The girls spent the majority of the day working on their projects and preparing them for Saturday's presentation. They also learned how to create a website for their projects using HTML and how to prepare models of their data for the final presentation.

Wednesday Wrap Up
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday the girls spent the day at OSC working on their group projects and learning new programs such as PowerPoint and a modeling suite. Later in the evening there was a career night event back on campus, where the girls were able to meet women from various science, engineering and technology based professions.

YWSIYWSI Travels to Battelle Darby Creek
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The girls enjoyed a day of fun in the sun as they explored the ecosystem of Battelle Darby Creek. Students were issued the task of performing various tests on the creek's water quality to determine the overall health of the stream. Also, students performed the infamous 'Darby Shuffle', essentially a shuffle to disturb the rocks and riverbed to move the creatures out from hiding so that they can be captured and analyzed for healthiness and variety of species. Finally, there was a demonstration by the EPA of electro-fishing, a technique which stuns the fish momentarily and causes them to swim towards the source of the electricity. This allows for easy capture and analysis before the fish are returned back to the stream.

Pictures from the trip to Battelle Darby Creek can be found at the YWSI 2010 Gallery page.

YWSIThe Work Begins
Monday, July 26, 2010

Today the girls were introduced to all the science that they will need to know for the week. They learned all about rivers and the effects that humans have on our water supply. They learned how to tell a clean river from a polluted river and how to use chemical and biological tests to determine water quality. The girls had a chance to practice the chemical tests that they will be using tomorrow at Darby Creek. Once the hard part was over it was time to relax and enjoy an evening of swimming at the OSU Pool!

Welcome to the Young Women's Summer Institute 2010 Web Blog
Sunday, July 25, 2009

Over the next week we will be updating the site with information about the latest happenings at YWSI10, including pictures and video of the girl's activities and events.

Please check back with us often as we update the site and keep you informed on the latest information from Young Women's Summer Institute 2010.


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