My Science Club for Girls journey began last September when I joined the team
as a Simmons College Intern. It was through an established connection between SCFG
and the Simmons College Psychology Department, that three others and I were given the
opportunity to work at Science Club in order to complete the fieldwork course
requirement within our degrees. I was ecstatic to join an organization that supports young
girls in STEM, though as a Psychology major I worried whether I would be able to
answer a lot of the science-based questions the girls would inevitably ask. However, after
my first day at clubs it was clear to me that SCFG teaches way more than just science,
and that I had plenty to share with the teens.
Over the year, I repeatedly watched the adults of Science Club teach the teens
lessons in friendship, teamwork, leadership, and confidence. It was fantastic to see the
girls evolve so much throughout the school year, and I could hardly believe how fast the
year went when had May arrived.
My last official day as an intern was spent at the annual CELLSebration event,
which I found incredibly fitting because it gave me a chance to not only reflect on all of
the girls’ hard work, but also on my own Science Club for Girls experience. I left with a
feeling of fulfillment that I hadn’t ever experienced before. It was incredible to think that
my small part in the organization may make the difference in one or more of the girls’
futures. It was bittersweet to say goodbye, but I left knowing it wouldn’t be the last time
Science Club would be apart of my life.
It was just last month that I had the chance to rejoin the Science Club for Girls
team not as an intern, but as the new Teen Program Coordinator. It’s been great to
reconnect with everyone, and I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity to be apart of
SCFG again. I can’t wait for the new year to begin, and for my next chapter at Science
Club for Girls to start.