The Cambridge-based non-profit Science Club for Girls has been partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster to bring hands-on science activities to girls grades 2-7 at their club. A recent grant from the American Association of University Women has allowed Science Club for Girls, along with their partner, Aisling O'Connor, a chemistry professor at Fitchburg State University (FSU) to continue this vital program.
For ten weeks each semester, the girls spend one afternoon a week with a female science or engineering student from FSU. This not only gives them important hands-on science experience, but time with female scientist role models.
~ Shannon Morey