SYWIG Day 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Walker Building and Deike Building, University Park Campus

Supporting Young Women in Geography (SYWIG) Day is an event designed to expose young women to the excitement and objectives of the geographic discipline through hands-on science and social studies workshops. By fostering connections between Penn State and local schools, we hope to encourage young students to consider geography as as an area of study or career opportunity.




Explore the world with the Penn State Department of Geography and participate in hands-on science and social studies workshops around three themes:

• Physical Geography: dealing with concepts of island biogeography
• Human Geography: mapping feelings in everyday places
• GIScience: why is there a store there?

9:45–9:55 a.m.            Check-in

10:10–10:30                Snack and inroductions (22 Deike Building)

10:40–11:20                Session 1
Group A: Physical Geography (9 Walker Building)
Group B: Human Geography (10 Deike Building)
Group C: GIScience (208 Walker Building)

11:30 a.m.–12:10 p.m.  Session 2
Group A: Human Geography (103 Walker Building)
Group B: GIScience  (208 Walker Building)
Group C: Physical Geography (8 Deike Building)

12:20–1:10 p.m.          Lunch and "Geo-pardy" (26 Hosler Building)

1:10–1:30                    Departure


Sponsored by:
The Penn State chapter of
Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG)

Attention: Amy Thissell
PSU Department of Geography
302 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802

Fax: 814-863-7943