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JP Gazette: Club hopes to generate women scientists March 20, 2012

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This article by  first appeared online on March 16, 2012 in the JP Gazette.

Volunteers working with the Science Club for Girls (SCFG) at the Curley School hope that the next generation of scientists and engineers will include a lot more women.

SCFG is a nonprofit collection of educational programs for girls that encourages them in the fields of science and engineering and can include topics as diverse as the oceans, cancer and rocket science. Women teach all the classes. The Curley hosts one of SCFG’s programs.

“We send a message that science, engineering, technology and mathematics are not just for geniuses, only for girls who are ‘A’ students, or only for those who can afford to go to paid programs,” SCFG Executive Director Connie Chow said.

 “Clearly, the more we can get young people, and especially young ladies, interested and excited about science, the better. It’s critical to build that interest and excitement at a young age,” said Curley Principal Jeffrey Slater. “We’re fortunate to have such great partners in our after school program to support our work.”
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