Leslie Griffith speaks at all-girl school in Spain about STEM careers

leslie griffith at guadalaviar school

Leslie Griffth (second from right) at the Guadalaviar School in Valencia, Spain.

On June 6th, Leslie Griffith, Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Volen Center, spoke to approximately 50 high school seniors at the Guadalavair School about science as a career. This was part of the Jornadas Matemáticas (“Mathematical Working Day“) event.

The Guadalavair School is a Roman Catholic, all-girl school located in Valencia, Spain. The school has been working for more than fifty-five years for the comprehensive education of women and equal opportunities, offering a quality education focused on the importance of each person. Currently, it is considered by different rankings as one of the best schools in Valencia.

For 27 years, the Guadalavair School has been celebrating Jornadas Matemáticas in cooperation with other schools.

The objectives of the project:

  • Enhance memory and reasoning
  • Provide new strategies
  • Participation of student teachers
  • Investigate causes of school failure
  • Improve personal performance
  • Exchange procedures
  • Encourage students
  • Living with other school children
  • Equality opportunities for students

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