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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
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ISSN Imprimer: 1072-8325
ISSN En ligne: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v2.i1-2.60
pages 83-89

ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO PURSUE CAREERS IN SCIENCE AT A UNIVERSITY SCIENCE DAY CAMP

Marilee Benore-Parsons
Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128
Linda E. Fisher
Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128
Judith E. Heady
Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128

RÉSUMÉ

One way to increase the number of females considering careers in science is to introduce them at a critical age to positive role models. We have developed a one-week science day camp on our campus, in conjunction with Michigan Metro Girl Scouts (MMGS). We provide the faculty expertise, design the labs, and provide the site. MMGS handles registration and provides funding. The camp is well received, and several attendees have returned as camp aides. This program could be easily duplicated on almost any campus, designed around the faculty expertise and the laboratory and site facilities available.


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