Young Girls Visit the Lubbock NWS Office as part of Women in Science Endeavors (W.I.S.E.) Event

Girls from around the South Plains visit the NWS Office in Lubbock. As part of their visit, they interacted
Girls from around the South Plains visit the NWS Office in Lubbock. As part of their visit, they interacted
with NWS meteorologists, and got to see NWS technology used in producing forecasts and warnings. April 4, 2009.

 
On Saturday, April 4, 2009, around 200 girls participated in W.I.S.E., at the Science Spectrum in Lubbock. In addition to other events, around 120 of those girls visited the National Weather Service Office, located on the east side of the Science Spectrum Complex. The girls were treated to a tour of the NWS office, as well as a presentation by Felecia Bowser, Journeyman Forecaster and W.I.S.E volunteer. They learned about weather and how warnings are issued. They also got to see the computer workstations and equipment that NWS meteorologists use to monitor weather conditions and issue forecasts.   

Girls participating in W.I.S.E. listen as Forecaster Felecia Bowser explains how satellite imagery is used by NWS meteorologists. April 4, 2009.
Girls participating in W.I.S.E. listen as Forecaster Felecia Bowser explains how satellite imagery is used by NWS meteorologists. April 4, 2009.

W.I.S.E. is an acronym that stands for Women in Science Endeavors. The program targets young girls ranging from 6th grade through 8th grade. The program was designed so that each girl  attends a one-day conference with hands-on workshops. Professional women in the areas of math, science and engineering conduct these workshops. Participating in W.I.S.E, young girls have a chance to learn and develop the foundations that they will use in math and sciences, especially those in their career choices.

Journeyman Forecaster, Felecia Bowser, and Administrative Assistant, Marsha Black, served as coordinators during the W.I.S.E. event at NWS Lubbock. April 4, 2009.
Journeyman Forecaster, Felecia Bowser, and Administrative Assistant, Marsha Black, served as coordinators during the W.I.S.E. event at NWS Lubbock. April 4, 2009.
 

The local WISE Region 17 steering committee is comprised of individuals from companies and private business who are committed to developing and implementing a program that will not only benefit the young women of our region, but also benefit the companies and businesses that so generously contribute to the success of this very important program.

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