RIT Celebrates 11th Annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day, April 24

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From rubber band cars to animation

Rochester Institute of Technology will participate in the 11th Annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day on April 24, coordinated by the RIT Women’s Center and co-sponsored by the NTID student life team and RIT’s office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

This year’s theme—celebrating girls—spotlights girls and their many roles in life.

In 1977, businesses owned by women numbered over 700,000. In 1999, there were 9.1 million women-owned firms. Workplaces increasingly demand a highly trained, diversified and technologically savvy workforce.

The best photo opportunities are:

  • 10-10:30 a.m., tour of Campus Connections—behind the scenes business management, how to select merchandise, purchase it and keep inventory. Repeated 2-2:30 p.m.
  • 11 a.m.-noon, Raising our Voices activity, Student Alumni Union, room Clark B—Joli Blaha Levulis will facilitate a discussion on how girls see the world and learn from each other. The activity will help girls get the tools they need to raise their voices in their lives.
  • 11 a.m.-noon, film and animation talk, Student Alumni Union, room Clark C—Virginia Orzel, RIT film and animation alumna, will demonstrate the different stages and techniques that go into making an animated movie, e.g. "pencil cells" and puppets.
  • 1-2 p.m., rubber band-powered cars activity, Student Alumni Union, room Clark A—RIT students will demonstrate and help participants build rubber band-powered cars.

    MEDIA NOTE: To cover this event, contact Silandara Bartlett at 475-4948 or sjbcom@rit.edu.