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MND Start-Up For Junior High Students

MND Start-Up is geared to the inquisitive 6th, 7th and 8th grade girl who is seeking opportunities to expand her learning. Sessions are taught by leading Mount Notre Dame faculty members, experts in their particular fields of study and in engaging students in applied learning. Each session requires a separate registration, which opens exactly one month prior to the event. Space is limited - first come, first serve. Check back later for the 2017-2018 session offerings!

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE!
Limited now to 50 participants.

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Explore how engineering benefits society and impacts our lives during this interactive session! Young women will hear from guest speakers, complete hands-on challenges and have fun with engineering.

Registration opens January 25, 2017 and will close once filled.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE!
Limited to 30 participants

Explore the mysterious world of cryptography with us! Participants will learn about various kinds of cyphers and codes as well as their applications in history and today’s world. We will start off by practicing creating and breaking codes and the day will end with each participant using their skills to solve a mystery!

Registration opens February 11, 2017 and will close once filled.


Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: FREE!
Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Limited to 30 participants

Do you know what a philanthropist is? Is it a stamp collector? Is it a disease? Is it someone who lives in the largest city in Pennsylvania? Well, not really. A philanthropist is a person who practices philanthropy – the giving of one’s Time, Talent and Treasure. Come meet some real-life philanthropists and learn first-hand how to become a philanthropist by giving of your time, talent and treasure. This event is co-sponsored by Magnified Giving.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 AM - Noon
Cost: FREE!
Limited to 50 participants

Mount Notre Dame’s Model U.N. organization invites students to jump in and participate in an action-packed simulation: “Competing Visions of Human Rights, Questions for U.S. Policy”.

Students will gain exposure to negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution, research and communication. The popularity of Model UN continues to grow, and many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model UN during their academic careers. No advance preparation is necessary.


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