Speed Dating for Science October 29, 2010Posted by Science Club for Girls in Events.
Tags: Boston, college, early experience, Education, Events, Fun, girls, Mentors, MIT, Non-Profit, Northeastern, Science, Show Me the Science, STEM, Volunteer, women in science
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The bell dings and you have a couple of minutes to show off all there is about you. You whip out your Ant Lions and show off their gladiator stylings as they devour a fly that never stood a chance. What? You don’t do that on a first meeting? You would if you were at Show Me the Science!
We kicked off our first reverse science fair of the season on Saturday October 9, 2010 at Northeastern University. 21 presenters and 25 volunteers helped over 50 girls from the Boston area get to know Science and Engineering in a whole new way! From learning how to make dough from milk to trying to rip phone books in half, girls were able to experience the full gambit of STEM and learn that science and engineering is indeed fun and for everyone!
*We also have a new site at Northeastern University that meets each Saturday from 10:30-11:30am. This site is open to all girls in grades K2-6th grade and is FREE! Click here to learn more and download the application.
College Chapter Kick-Off! October 12, 2010Posted by scfgblake in Mentor volunteers, Volunteering, women in science.
Tags: Boston, Cambridge, college chapter, Education, Harvard, inspiration, learning, Mentors, MIT, Non-Profit, Northeastern, School, Science, STEM, Tufts, Volunteer, women, women in science
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On September 19, college chapter leaders from five different universities gathered at the Science Club for Girls headquarters in Cambridge, Mass for the first official College Chapter Leadership and Development Training.
Keynote speaker Gwen Acton, president of Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST) as well as the founder and CEO of Vivo Group, kicked off the training with a motivational discussion about what it means to be a leader in the 21st century. Afterwards, representatives from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Northeastern and Tufts universities collaborated on ideas and strategies and engaged in thought-provoking discussions about diversity and low-income demographics.
In the upcoming months college chapters will play a crucial role in the expansion of Science Club for Girls’ volunteer base and lead everything from recruitment efforts to mini Show Me the Science! fairs on their respective college campuses. They will also expand significantly themselves, with each chapter creating an executive board that will consist of a secretary, treasurer, and coordinators of marketing and programming.