Science Club for Girls Grows Up: Feature in Exhale Magazine January 6, 2012Posted by Science Club for Girls in SCFG News.
Tags: girls, Science, zebrafish
Science Club for Girls was profiled by Sandra Larson in the Winter 2012 Issue of Exhale Magazine.
Connie Chow is excited — make that super-excited — about zebrafish. The transparent embryos of these rapid-breeding fish are perfect for teaching genetics and developmental biology to young students. Chow wants to bring zebrafish to her organization, Science Club for Girls (SCFG), a Cambridge nonprofit that teaches science and leadership to school-aged girls.
“I’m a microbiologist by training,” says Chow, a Hong Kong native who earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Program in Virology, “so I know about yeast and E. coli as model organisms. But they’re pretty much invisible. Fruit flies are a little better — but zebrafish are just so much cuter.”…