Feb 22, 2013 5:01 AM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A workshop set for this weekend at Tulane University in New Orleans is designed to increase middle school girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Donata Henry, a professor in ecology and evolutionary biology will lead Saturday's daylong program of activities and experiments at Tulane's campus in uptown New Orleans.
It's part of a nationwide effort to increase participation of women and girls in the sciences by expanding opportunities and learning experiences, including mentoring by female scientists. The White House Council on Women and Girls is among those involved in that effort.
About 120 middle school girls from across the metropolitan New Orleans area are expected to take part in the Tulane event.