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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 24

Annual educational and empowering event celebrates 20th anniversary at Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. --- ”How to Fix a Broken Heart” and “Tissue Engineering” are among the new hourlong workshops offered on the Evanston campus during Northwestern University’s 20th annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

New workshops on the Chicago campus include “There’s an App For That,” “Becoming an Iron Chef” and “College Confidential.”

The theme for the Thursday, April 24 event is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.” Registration has closed and there is no on-site registration on the morning of the program.

Established by the Ms. Foundation and now administered by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation, the nationally recognized program focuses its participants on the career options open to them. It is designed to expose girls and boys to the value of an education and a balanced work and family life and help them envision their future.

One of the most popular programs offered by Northwestern’s Women’s Center, the daylong event is open to the pre-teen and teenage relatives and friends of Northwestern staff and faculty members. About 350 girls and boys age 8 to 16 are expected to participate in 32 career-related Evanston campus sessions and 18 Chicago campus workshops.

The day’s program will include a choice of three morning tours emphasizing science, technology and mathematics, followed by lunch with sponsors. Children also will have an opportunity to observe their Northwestern sponsors at work during a two-hour late afternoon period of job shadowing.

For more information, or to view tour descriptions of 2014 workshops, visit

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