Cable TV Provider Helps Give Real-Life Science Lesson

Time Warner Cable sponsors science program for North Texas students

By Lindsay Wilcox
|  Monday, Aug 9, 2010  |  Updated 5:54 PM CDT
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Thirty girls from Tarrant County are learning about science, math, engineering and technology this week.

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SMART Camp for Girls

30 girls from Tarrant County took part in SMART Camp, which stands for Science, Math and Relevant Technology
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Thirty girls from Tarrant County are learning about science, math, engineering and technology this week.

Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County's SMART Camp began on Monday for girls ages 6 to 16.

"To have an opportunity to show them that it's not just the men that can make the money, but that they can also is very, very exciting for us," said Melissa Oden of the nonprofit.

Time Warner Cable is sponsoring the week's first activities.

"Something like 80 percent of jobs in the next 10 years will require some sort of math, science or technology background, and we want to make sure that students from Texas and everywhere are prepared for the future," said  Time Warner spokesman Gary Underwood.

With laser light beams and cables of plastic foam tubing, the students learned about everything from signals to satellites.

"I think it's interesting because you're learning how you get your TV channels and how it gets from the satellite to earth and how it transmits to your TV," said 8-year-old Kimberley Chapin.

The program wraps up on Friday with a trip to Six Flags, where the girls will learn what it takes to design and build a roller coaster.

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