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Girlsday 2015

Submitter: Roy van der Werp
Description: Today, the annual Girlsday will take place. ASTRON, JIVE, NOVA and CAMRAS will participate in the Girlsday, just like last year. The main purpose of this event is to immerse girls in their early teens in science and technology related professions.

The girls will follow four workshops:

- Chatting with Astronomers
- Programming with Minecraft
- Dwingeloo Telescope tour
- Soldering

The annual Girl's Day is part of a European initiative to promote girls to choose a career in Science and Engineering. In the Netherlands the Girl's Day initiatives are coordinated by VHTO. In the Netherlands 300 organisations and 9000 girls take part, while in the rest of Europe several hundred thousand girls visit over ten thousand locations.
Copyright: Harm-Jan Stiepel / ASTRON
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