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LADIES LAB NIGHT
March 8th 2018
We would like to see more female presence in science labs and classrooms. To help encourage more women to enter into science careers the Science Outreach Society at Portland State University are throwing a Ladies' Lab Night event on March 8th - International Women's Day.
Their goal with Ladies' Lab Night is to introduce women in high school and college to PSU science departments through activities of the science department's choice (lab tours, discussions of what it's like to be a student in your department, activities and demos, etc). They will also have snacks, drinks, and desert in the foyer between and after tours.
Portland States field mapping geology course covers geologic mapping in volcanic and plutonic rocks during the summer located in eastern Oregon. This course in combination with PSU's field methods course constitutes as a field camp. This field work takes approximately 64 hours in the summer along with lab work to match. The work consisted of recording GPS points of outcrop locations covering a large region, collecting samples, determining rock type, petrography, and later completing a geologic map of the region. This is a valuable learning experience and has lead many students to further opportunities in their education as well as their careers.