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girls and K-12 science education

Beth Singer xth at mace.cc.purdue.edu
Mon Jan 18 13:01:10 EST 1993

In article <1993Jan17.174145.1 at max.u.washington.edu> wijsman at max.u.washington.edu writes:
>Dear netters - 
>I would like to solicit discussion in THIS newsgroup on the topic of
>how we get and keep more girls in the pipeline, including any ideas
>people might have on approaches to science which specifically
>encourage the girls,

Well,  I am involved in a group (AAUW), that is hosting a Math-Science Workshop
that is targeted toward 6-8 grade girls.  We asked professioal women from the 
area to hold a workshop and discuss what they do, how they got into it, etc. At
first we decided to focus specifically on Math and Science to include other 
fields.  We have recieved over 30applications, including medical doctors,
Scientists,  police women,  etc.  We have many different fields represented.  I
personally am a research Scientist in Structural Biochemistry at Amgen, and 
am going to present a workshop.  We are beginning to recieve responses from the
girls, but it is still early yet.  

The purpose of this workshop is to get girls interested in Math/Science at
this age so they stay interested in High School,  and hopefully college.

The workshop is being held on Feb.5,  and I hope it goes well.  I will post
to this group afterwards.  

I hope this helps.

Elizabeth Singer
Amgen Center
Thousand Oaks,  CA,  91320

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