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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Week 4

Hi GO-GIRLS and families!

Week 4 was a success! The GO-GIRLs focused their attention today on two terms: mutually exclusive and exhaustive. They used technology to explain what surveys are and how they can be used in real life situations.  After lunch, the girls were introduced to a program called InspireData and learned how to set up graphs with a topic based off of various data points. The topic they focused on was the various features of cats. Also discussed today was a recap of the Venn Diagram. Next week, the teams will continue to work with InspireData to create their own surveys as a group!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GO-GIRL Winter 2015 Week 3 - Research and Ethics

Our GO-GIRLs began their educational adventure exploring Wayne State University Undergraduate Library. During their venture they received a hands on tutorial on finding relevant and reliable information from scholarly academic databases for their individual and GO-GIRL projects. The ongoing topic for our program currently is "Food Deserts" in the Metro Detroit area. After lunch the girls explored "what is ethical research?" This included the principles of right and wrong behavior, highlighting sets of standards in various occupations. The girls paired up and went over scenarios where they defined and declared what is ethical and unethical behavior in given occupational and research situations.  

Saturday, February 7, 2015

GO GIRL Winter 2015 Week 2

Welcome GO GIRLS and families!

Week 2 was great. The girls related to one another through the learning of social science issues, how to make effective surveys, the hypothesis behind surveys and exploring the characteristics and solutions of food deserts.

When returning from lunch the girls were introduced to a sample panel of board members representing the community leaders. These leaders represented The Board of Education, convenience stores, full service grocery stores and a nutrition expert. The purpose of this was to show how community members have different view points and possible solutions to their community being a food desert. This week allowed the girls to explore their access to food in their own community and interact with one another in an exciting way!