Math Science Breakfast held by AAUW

FALLBROOK – The words “awesome,” “exciting,” and “future” were often repeated at the annual Math Science Breakfast presented May 25 by the Fallbrook American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the Fallbrook Woman’s Club.

The event is held to honor eighth grade girls excelling in math and science.

The girls that were honored were selected by their teachers in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District and Bonsall Union School District for their individual accomplishments in those areas. Each honoree received a certificate of recognition.

Each year, the AAUW, in conjunction with the school district, honors girls who show promise in math and science to help encourage them to continue their studies with a goal of eventually seeking a career in those fields. Mentors are invited to speak to the girls, their parents and guests, to inspire them by their example of success in their chosen field. This year’s program was coordinated by AAUW member Guity Balow and her committee.

Keynote speaker for this year’s event was Carrie Hughes, PhD who serves as senior manager of quality control for Genentech in Oceanside. Hughes urged the girls to be “continuous learners, remain curious and continue to ask ‘why.’” The importance of family and network support was noted as well having faith in oneself and having a purpose in life.

Also giving testimony to successful careers in math and science were Sharla Ruiz, DMD; Aimee Warren, MD and family physician; April Finster, math teacher and tutor; and Louise Besardi Greeley, Rph, DHPh.

Local school representatives on hand to introduce students and parents were Candy Singh, Kathy Leonard, Marilyn Thompson, Julie Hong, and Monica Powell.

One Response to "Math Science Breakfast held by AAUW"

  1. Ashley   June 22, 2012 at 3:48 am

    You must be talking to a high class pepole about things being handed to them. I’m still looking/waiting for things to hand to me. I’m still working for everything I got. I still have to work to continue my education. I’m sure you do too. There are three classes of pepole in America. You have the high class (things get handed to them), the middle class (like myself have to work for everything) and you have the low class (government handed them welfare). The rich pepole from a high class family don’t care about education and just want to spend all the money they have that their family (few generation ago) work so hard for. The middle class pepole like myself find every way to get an education, so I can get a better job. So I can get out of the living on paycheck by paycheck life style. You have the lower class pepole that just gave up to easy on education and try to find a quick way to make money (like dealing drugs or prostitution). Other countries like my home country, educations are very hard to come by. Every pepole that have an opportunity to get an education, they grab a hold of it and finish it. If it means their family have to sell all the farm lands to put them through college, they will do it. Many countries like my country, education is above all. I agreed with you the part that you can’t take the education with you when you die, but you can leave behind a very great legacy. Many third world counties are like that. America has everything and the pepole don’t appreciate it at all until all of those get taken away from them. Do you see that will happen one day to this country? I think so.


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