Put ’em to work!

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 24 brought more than 100 8- to 12-year-old children to the University so they could see what their parents do on the job. It was the first such event to include boys and was deemed a great success.

Daughters play on the office computer during
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Kim Coleman (right), administrative assistant in environmental engineering, shows her computer to her 11-year-old daughter Casey (middle) and Kameryn Truman, 9, daughter of Katina Truman, director of admissions and marketing for University College in Arts & Sciences.

Tommy, August and Charlie work on marshmallow structures
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(From left) Tommy Watkins, 9, son of Tommy Watkins, technical assistant at Olin Library; August Isom-Jenks, 9, son of Paige Isom, assistant to Stuart I. Greenbaum, Ph.D., dean of the Olin School of Business; and Charlie Katzman, 11, son of Hilary Skirboll, administrator in University College, work on “marshmallow structures” in the Lopata Hall Gallery.

Michael Nobs works with his son, Benjamin, to build a structure
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Michael Nobs, graduate research assistant in civil engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and his son Benjamin, 6, work in Givens Hall to build a structure of sticks and rubber bands to see how much weight it can hold.