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Pannell Scholar: Engineering fits girls to a ‘T’

Pannell Scholar: Engineering fits girls to a ‘T’

| November 15, 2012

Guion 127 is a sensory riot. Colors melt into stark white T-shirts, a pattern repeated among rows of young girls, 20 or so, all chattering above a thumping boom box. Isopropyl alcohol fumes escape the open windows. Kelsey Barta, a sophomore engineering major from Seattle, has invited the Lynchburg and Amherst middle schoolers here for [...]

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Diversity unites

Diversity unites

| August 28, 2012

There is more to the notion of “diversity” than meets the eye, say a group of passionate Sweet Briar upperclasswomen. And they’re not afraid to expose some of their rawest emotions to explain what they mean. About a dozen students presented the Diversity Monologues for members of the Class of 2016 in Murchison Lane Auditorium [...]

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SBC holds seminar for German teachers

SBC holds seminar for German teachers

| July 31, 2012

German teachers from around the country arrived at Sweet Briar College on Sunday to attend the eighth annual “TPRS Coaching and Learning” seminar, which runs from July 29 through Aug. 3. The seminar focuses on “Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling” (TPRS), a method developed by Blaine Ray. In the last 20 years, TPRS has [...]

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Sweet Briar hosts Virginia Historical Societies Conference

Sweet Briar hosts Virginia Historical Societies Conference

| July 30, 2012

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Sweet Briar College’s Tusculum Institute will hold a workshop-based conference for historical societies Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Elston Inn Conference Center at Sweet Briar College. The conference, which includes an interactive workshop, is geared toward anyone who is involved in one of the hundreds of historical societies [...]

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Engineering camp powers girls’ imaginations

Engineering camp powers girls’ imaginations

| July 27, 2012

In front of Guion, two high school girls work feverishly on a rusty pink bicycle. They’ve taken the rubber tire off the back wheel and are getting ready to attach a PVC pipe. Clearly, no one’s going to ride the bike anymore. Instead, it’s being repurposed as a “sunflower seeder,” explain 16-year-old Carter Kyle from [...]

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Sweet Briar and LC move forward on STEM project

Sweet Briar and LC move forward on STEM project

| June 5, 2012

Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College will hold a STEM conference at Lynchburg College June 13-15. Participating teachers will present results from the colleges’ shared curriculum development project, “Central Virginia Collaborative for Developing STEM Lessons to Improve Learning in Grades 4 and 5.” The 19-month project is a partnership between faculty at the colleges and 4th- [...]

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Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

| April 17, 2012

The 26th annual Arts Day will be held at Sweet Briar College on the morning of Friday, April 20. Shelbie Filson, who is organizing this year’s event, says the College is expecting 314 Amherst County fifth-grade students. Before attending workshops across campus, the students will eat breakfast in Prothro Dining Hall beginning at 9:15 a.m. [...]

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Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

| February 24, 2012

Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar yesterday for the first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The event was organized by Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, and project coordinator Paulette Porter-Stransky as part of National Engineering Week (Feb. 19-25). While Sweet Briar has [...]

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