February 23, 2017
CAMBRIDGE CHAPTER OF SCIENCE CLUB FOR GIRLS
a junior at Westwood High School as our Dessert Speaker, discussing his experiences at the ASM 2016 Eisenman Materials Camp
Since its founding in 1994, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has provided the very best in girls-specific programming by connecting girls in K-12 grades, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment. Our club-based model fosters both scientific thinking and sisterhood for our youngest participants. Our teen leadership programs give girls the opportunity to be role models, teach young children science, learn life skills, conduct science research in applied settings, and explore careers in science and technology.
As of the 2015-16 program year, approximately 1,200 girls participate in SCFG programs in 18+ sites across five communities in eastern Massachusetts (Boston, Cambridge, Lawrence, Newton, and Brookline). Sites are hosted by schools, community centers, the campuses of colleges and universities, and inside the corporate offices of our partner companies in STEM fields.
We are pleased to have the following young women as presenters:
Ms. Hannah Phan, Newton South High School, Emcee for the SCFG Presentations
Ms. Phan has been a part of Science Club for Girls for about ten years. She is currently a Junior Mentor at the Lincoln School in Brookline, a Tech Team participant, and a SCFG intern at Digitas.
Presentation: “What the Science Club for Girls mission is, why it is important to have women and minorities in STEM.”
Ms. Xueping (Anna) Su, New England Academy
Ms. Su is currently an intern in Harvard Losos Lab and is also participating in the junior mentoring program and the Chemistry Team under Science Club for Girls.
Presentation: “The current state of women and girls in STEM fields, and why community-building is an important part of getting more minorities into the sciences.”
Ms. Lucy Xu, Boston Latin School
Ms. Xu competes in app competitions for the SCFG Tech Challenge team; mentors the middle school rocket science club; and, interns at an MIT Lab making educational technologies for kids.
Presentation: “Programs like ‘Girls Who Code’ and SCFG have provided me with so many opportunities to broaden my experience and skills in STEM. Through mentoring science clubs and internship; I hope to do the same for other young girls.”
Ms. Bethany Turay, Home School
Ms. Turay’s interests include technology, coding, and interactive graphic design.
Presentation: “A review of my internship at Poly - a company that introduces educational technology into classrooms around the world. My project is creating a home school version of what is being taught in schools.”
Ms. Narinka Guichette, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Ms. Guichette’s interests include the neurological function and behavioral psychology of autistic children.
Presentation: “A review of my work at the Facelab at Emerson College where I has been analyzing the interactions of children with and without autism.”
Ms. Denada Bakiasi, Brighton High School
Ms. Bakiasi grew up in Albania, and immigrated to Boston five years ago. Through SCFG, she developed a passion for pursuing computer engineering and is now a part of the Science Club Tech Team, in which she is learning and creating mobile applications.
Presentation: “A research talk about yeast genetics.”
Ms. Nena Kotsalidis, Boston Latin School
Ms. Kotsalidis has been a Junior Mentor for three semesters at the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry in Roxbury. She joined the Internship program this year and is working in a synthetic biology lab at MIT. She is on her school's science team as well as on the editorial board of the school's science magazine.
Presentation: “Cloning the Cas9 gene with the guide RNA component, targeting the Streptomycin resistance gene.”
Dessert speaker: Wyatt Ritchey, junior at Westwood High School
Mr. Ritchey has always been fascinated with learning about animals, especially reptiles. In his free time, he likes to play video games, draw (mainly dragons), watch YouTube, or just find something new to learn about. He loves the study of science in almost every field, but mainly Zoology and Chemistry.
Presentation: “A review of my experiences at the 2016 Eisenman Materials Camp, held at ASM Headquarters in Cleveland, OH.”
We encourage you to bring your spouses and children to this exciting event. The SCFG corporate sponsors and our chapter’s sustaining member companies have been invited to this event as well. It will be a unique and dynamic event for our chapter. These are truly amazing young people. We hope you will support them as they continue their work in STEM and embark on their professional careers.
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Presentation
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