Fun with STEM: SciGirls at Simmons

November 24, 2015

student panel

Simmons College hosted middle school girls for a screening of popular PBS show SciGirls.

On Saturday, Nov. 14, Simmons faculty and students hosted 10 enthusiastic middle school girls and their parents/guardians for a SciGirls Season 3 episode screening event.

Organized by chemistry faculty Cheryl Lavoie, the event was designed to get the girls in attendance excited about the Emmy awarding-winning PBS show SciGirls, careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and to encourage them to participate in citizen science projects.

Simmons students Gabi Henderson, Kelsey Lipner, and Hannah Schalck served on a panel moderated by chemistry professor Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield. Management professor Mary Shapiro also gave an engaging presentation on her research about girls and STEM careers to the parents in attendance.

(Photo credit: Diane Hammer)