Show Me the Science, Big Sister! April 14, 2010Posted by sonaldhingra in Events.
Tags: Big Sister, Boston, children, Clubs, early experience, Education, Events, Free, Fun, inspiration, Kids, learning, Mentors, Non-Profit, Science, Simmons, STEM, Volunteer, women, women in science
On what was supposed to be a rainy Saturday morning, the sun shone brightly and the wind blew, and over 50 girls came to Simmons College to experience something magical – SCIENCE! This time around we were fortunate to partner with the Simmons College Institute for Leadership and Change and the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston – that is some serious Girl Power in the house!
What is so special about these events is getting to see the looks on the faces of the girls and to hear them exclaim: “Cool!”, “This is awesome!” or ” I didn’t know you could do that!” Having a large group of adults share their love of science, technology, math and engineering with the next generation in one big room is not something you get to see everyday.
Interactivity and fun are what we are all about and our presenters were no different. Terry the Inventor Mentor did not disappoint with his rockets and smoke rings. Cubist Pharmaceuticals showed us how valuable bugs (bacteria) are to making everyday drugs. And our friends at Mass Academy of Sciences brought our pals Monty the Python and Charles Darwin the Bearded Dragon. We also had dancing pasta from Raytheon, paper airplanes from Northeastern Engineering, green energy from MIT, mutant worms from Women in Science at Harvard – and so much more!
Special thanks to our wonderful presenters who stepped up to share the science love with the next generation: Terry the Inventor Mentor, Maria Bautista, Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe, Raytheon, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, MIT Community Outreach, Massachusetts Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University Engineering Honors Society, Addgene and Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School and MIT. Also thanks to all the great volunteers that came to help setup and lead our teams of girls around the event.
This was our last Show Me the Science of this season, but fear not – Everybody Loves Science is on May 8th, be sure to buy your tickets today!
Click here for a photo album of Show Me the Science. All photos taken by Diane Hammer from Simmons College – thanks Diane!