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SWOSU Students Serve as Mentors at Women in Science Conference

March 3, 2009

Women in Science Mentos
These Southwestern Oklahoma State University students in Weatherford served as mentors at the recent National Science Foundation's Women in Science conference held in Oklahoma City. the students served as mentors for 400 seventh and eighth grade students. SWOSU students who served as mentors were (from left): Kandi Schaefferkoetter, Weatherford; Hilda Rodriquez, Clinton; Ashleigh Streit, Weatherford; Erica Benda, Union City; Kenlee Free, Sharon-Mutual; Mercedez Bernard, Granite; Lacey Rogers, Tuttle; and Jacinda Nuttle, McPherson (KS).

Eight Southwestern Oklahoma State University students in Weatherford recently served as mentors at the National Science Foundation's Women in Science conference held in Oklahoma City.

The students served as mentors for 400 seventh and eighth grade students. The young students conducted questions in an interview format for the college students.

SWOSU students who participated included: Kandi Schaefferkoetter and Ashleigh Streit, both of Weatherford; Hilda Rodriquez, Clinton; Erica Benda, Union City; Kenlee Free, Sharon-Mutual; Mercedez Bernard, Granite; Lacey Rogers, Tuttle; and Jacinda Nuttle, McPherson (KS).

Oklahoma native and astronaut Dr. Shannon Lucid was keynote speaker at the conference. Also, there were many hands-on activities for the students.

The SWOSU students said they enjoyed the day seeing young girls getting excited over the various science projects. 

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