Girls in Science Rock!

6 07 2011

Recently and for the first time, a woman,  Jayathi Y. Murthy,  was named chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.  Diversity in the science fields is what we at ACM  support with programs like Girls Explore Science, which runs this week.  Girl campers (ages 7 – 10) will meet women scientists at University of Texas and other Austin science communities and then head back to the Museum at the end of each day to try all the science out for themselves.  We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

A high school student from the 1950's stands proudly by her science fair project.

For more interesting discussions of attracting girls to the sciences, see Edutopia’s articles:
There are also an abundance of financial aid and scholarship for girls looking to go into the science field.
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