AOS and GFDL Scientists Reach Out to Girls at Young Women's Conference in Science

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014

AOS and GFDL scientists were among 25 scientists from fields ranging from astrophysics to oceanography to biogeochemistry to robotics who participated in the Young Women's Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on Friday, March 21st in the Frick Chemistry Laboratory.  An annual event launched in 2001, the conference introduces middle-school and high-school aged girls (in 7th through 10thgrades) to women scientists and engineers and the wide breadth of careers available to them in these fields.Ivy Frenger (AOS), Sonya Legg (AOS), Todd Mooring (AOS), Allison Smith (AOS), Desiree Tommasi (GFDL), Marian Westley (GFDL), and Hannah Zanowski (AOS) spent the day with the girls in a variety of formats including, small-group presentations and hands-on demonstrations and activities.  Almost 400 young women from 46 schools in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania attended the event.
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