Expanding Your Horizons: Getting young girls interested in science

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Where are your lab coat and gloves, young lady?
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A friend of mine is involved in an initiative in Berkeley, CA, called Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), which aims to encourage young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. In March they are hosting a conference for middle school girls to introduce them to their options in these careers – check out their website here.

They are also hoping to provide a lot of these girls with scholarships to attend, so if you would like to help by donating, click here.

EYH is also not just in Berkeley, but hold conferences like this all around the country, and sometimes internationally (HQ website here). There are none in Australia yet, but maybe there should be…

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