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Friday, April 27, 2012

Coming to a close

Saturday April 21, 2012 Marielle Kouassi
In the beginning many of the girls were ready to make friends, but didn’t know if the others felt the same. Although this was the case in the beginning the G.O-G.I.R.L.S have become closer and comfortable around each other. By participating in group activities together, coming up with research topics and ideas their friendships will hopefully last. In the morning the G.O-G.I.R.L.S continued to come up with their routine for their group performance. Every group (out of six) was required to come up with a cheer/dance routine to introduce their group for who they were. Although a few weren’t dancers they all collectively came together to make up exciting routines. After their routines were complete they began to work on their PowerPoint presentations. During the graduation ceremony the girls will be able to display their research and the results from their surveys. While showing their results they will explain to the audience why and how they conducted their research.

What the future holds

Saturday April 7, 2012 Marielle Kouassi
While many students in college are still deciding if they will major in A or B, G.O-G.I.R.L.S get an advantage over them. In the morning the girls ventured out to the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Wayne State University to learn and explore. While the girls were at the College, they were exposed to many activities and projects that students in the college perform every day. When they first arrived they were split into their groups while doing the same activities, but at different times. The girls first went to the lab to test a fake urine sample. While testing the girls were able to use the same equipment the pharmacist use in their field. Then the girls went upstairs to make arts and crafts including: small pillows, bracelets, and more. All of these activities were put into place so that girls could test their strength. The strength test dealt with the physical therapy aspect of the college. After the tests they watched a video about the jobs of physical therapists. The video included how to become a physical therapist, how they interact with their patients, and the great advantages of being a physical therapist. After the video they went through a few physical therapy tests to show how they work with their patients; taught by students in the College. After the day was over the girls were left with knowledge about pharmacy and physical therapy.

Friday, March 23, 2012

GO-GIRL 2012 Week 4

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
Week 4

Today the Go-Girls ventured out to the Undergraduate Library. When they arrived they were split up into their groups, but all learned the same information. The first presenter started off by asking a few questions about their knowledge in PowerPoint and later gave feedback. They were then all sent a PowerPoint by using their knowledge in how PowerPoint’s should actually look.

The next presenter talked about citing information, adding graphics, and taught them how to evaluate websites. She gave them a list of things they should look for when evaluating and telling whether the site is legitimate or not. This list includes: accuracy, currency, relevancy, authority, being biased or not, domains, and advertising. After learning the ins and outs of websites they were all given a website to see if it was real or fake.

To end off the day at the library their last presenter talked about a website called Mel.org (Michigan e Library) where many data bases are. These data bases are there so you can research on basically any topic. The data bases bring up articles, sites, and more.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

GO-GIRL 2012 Week 3

Go-Girls –Saturday, February 4th, 2012

As the girls arrived to the College of Education on the campus of Wayne State many activities were coming their way. To get to know each other they broke up into their assigned groups and began to discuss what they like. To find this information out they compared characteristics such as what they wear, hair color, eye color, hobbies, favorite foods, color, subjects, and more. The girls then went over Classroom Rules so that all activities can go as accordingly.

Using the Venn-Diagram method and Bar Graphs they analyzed data dealing with texting, cellular devices, favorite food, favorite music genre, sports, whether or not they would be watching the Super Bowl and more. After the analyzing data was complete the girls stayed in the groups they were in the beginning and came up with group names and a group cheer they would perform at the graduation ceremony.

As lunch approached the girls headed towards the Student Center to eat Subway in a large group. After lunch the girls completed an online survey about how their experiences so far at Wayne State is going.

“I think this program is a great program for girls. Especially since it is on Saturdays and most girls don’t have anything to do. You can definitely learn something,” said Group 3 member Kaila Searcy.