Science Club for Girls is proud to be one of five organizations to receive a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. This grant supports the expansion of the “Girls with a Z”, a Saturday zebrafish biology program, and the development of a research internship program for high school women.
“In our innovation-based economy it is vital that young people from all backgrounds have access to quality STEM educational opportunities,” said MLSC President & CEO Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., who serves on the Governor’s STEM Council.
“Without the MLSC’s support, we would not have the audacity to implement these programs, which make science and engineering come alive for these young women,” said Connie Chow, SCFG Executive Director. “By connecting motivated but perhaps tentative young women to role models, to real world applications, and helping them become comfortable in university and research environments, they are inspired to pursue college studies and research in STEM.”
The zebrafish program is hosted by Simmons College in Boston. Research interns are placed at Boston University, Harvard University and at Aurora Flight Sciences.
The other grant recipients are Boston Children’s Museum’s “Maker Lab Program”; Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ “Girls Building Self-eSTeEM”; Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network; and Youth CITIES’ “MedTech Tinkering”. Read the full press release here.