AAUW Girls Can Event at Highlands May 17


Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University

Highlands forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros, left, shows 5th grade girls Yesenia Esquibel, Taylor Quintana and Alexis Pachecho how to conduct a water cycle experiment simulating rainfall and water quality during an AAUW Girls Can event at Highlands May 17. Forestry professor Blanca Cespedes also presented the experiment. More than 130 local 5th grade girls participated in the event that featured other women science faculty at Highlands such as Sarah Corey-Rivas, biology, and Jessica Johnsen, computer science, as well as local professionals. The Las Vegas Chapter of the American Association of University Women sponsored Girls Can to generate early interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as other professions.