New Digs and New Beginnings September 28, 2009Posted by Science Club for Girls in General.
Tags: Cambridge, Education, MIT, Non-Profit, School, Science, Volunteering
It has been a busy summer, and is looking to be a great year for us here at Science Club For Girls!
In July we said goodbye to our Mass Promise Fellow, Debbie Gordon-Messer, who is off to graduate school at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. We miss her already and wish her the best of luck at school this coming year, and hope that she gets to come visit us soon! Even though we had to say goodbye to Debbie, the office was not quiet for too long as two new Mass Promise Fellows came to shake things up in August. Jules Burnstein and Sonal Dhingra will be serving with us for the next year as the Volunteer and Special Events Coordinators, respectively. They will be taking on a variety of projects this year including Show Me the Science – our reverse science fair, and partnerships with area colleges/universities to setup SCFG chapters. So be on the look out and check our website for new details often!
Our fellows are aspiring superheroes who are out to help change the world and they are in good company with some incoming freshmen in the Boston area. On 9/4, 18 bright eyed students from MIT’s class of 2013 came by our offices to help spruce up our work space as part of MIT’s City Days. We went from substandard salmon to beautiful blue in a matter of hours and this change has greatly improved our working conditions (see pictures and be the judge for yourself). Thanks MIT – come back any time!
So many changes and our year has just begun – we just completed our mentor trainings on Saturday 9/19 and 9/26. Special thanks to Lesley University and Simmons College for hosting us and to Stone Hearth Pizza and Zing! Pizza for the delicious lunch they provided. We had some great returning volunteers and teachers come to the training to facilitate at our learning workshops. All the new mentors learned a lot and got some good tips to put in to practice with their youth.
This semester we have over 50 mentors at almost a dozen sites. Clubs start on Tuesday 9/29 but if you know of any girls in the Boston, Cambridge, Newton or Lawrence area that would like to be a part of our clubs then have them sign-up quick!
Phew! That’s a lot of stuff we have going on. We won’t bore you with all the details but be sure to check back here once a week for our updates on events, clubs, mentors and all things science! Also be sure to follow and fan us on Twitter and Facebook!