A group of Fullerton students took an adventure Friday.
Thirty-three sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from Fullerton School District campuses participated in the "Adventures in Science for Girls" sponsored by the school district, Raytheon, the Beckman Coulter Foundation, the Southern California College of Optometry and the Soroptimist International of Fullerton.
The goal of the event is to encourage the female students to consider careers as engineers and scientists, organizers said.
"It's like a science-based career day," said Becky D'Arrigo, program coordinator with the school district.
To that end, the girls got to meet with professional women and try their hands at science-related activities. They also visited the optometry college and participated in labs. Their parents met them later for a dinner, where the girls received certificates and a "Can-Teen Science Careers Toolkit" as a resource for investigating careers in science, math, engineering and technology.
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