Girls 4 Science and the group’s founder University of St. Francis (USF) alumna Jackie Lomax will be featured on Radio Disney AM 1300 at 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 11.
Girls 4 Science works to increase science literacy for girls aged 10 to 18 through a Saturday Science Academy held at the University of St. Francis. Girls participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exploration and discovery activities while working with mentors. About 40 girls participate in the free program at USF run by science professor Christine Moskalik. More than 300 girls have participated in program since it began in 2009.
Research shows boys and girls demonstrate similar attitudes toward science in elementary school, but as they get older girls’ interest decline. Only about 20 percent of women in the United States have careers in STEM fields, according to Girls 4 Science.
For more information about Girls 4 Science, visit www.girls4science.org.
The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.
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