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Local members of the American Association of University Women heard a guest speaker from their headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26 at St. Petersburg College Clearwater.

AAUW senior researcher Andresse St. Rose talked with the group about the need for more women and other under-represented groups to study STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math.

She also addressed the need for gender equality in higher education.

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Dr. Heyward Mathews, professor emeritus at St. Petersburg College where he teaches oceanography, spoke about reef monitoring to the Belleair Rotary Club recently.

Mathews, who is also a dive instructor and has certified more than 1,400 scuba divers, was instrumental in the development of 20 artificial reefs along the gulf coast.

He trained divers to monitor the growth of the reefs and count fish and other sea life on the reef. Updates on the progress of the reef and other research are presented each April at the State of the Reef Symposium.

Mathews talked with the club members about how reefs increase sea life and about their susceptibility to environmental toxins.

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The Nov. 14 meeting of the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will feature a presentation by Judithanne Scourfield McLaughlan, a Fulbright scholar and professor of political science at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

McLaughlan has worked at the U.S. Supreme Court, with the Senate Judiciary Committee and in the White House during the Clinton years.

She has also been involved in six presidential primary campaigns in New Hampshire, which resulted in her currently teaching a course called "The Road to the White House" in which she takes students to that state to intern in preparation for the primaries.

The meeting, which will be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park, will start with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and McLaughlan's presentation.

The dinner costs $15 and reservations must be made by calling Betty Morgenstein at (727) 360-3971.

The club welcomes anyone interested in political or social involvement.

North Pinellas club news for Nov. 6 11/05/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 3:42pm]
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