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Girls’ Science Fair Hosted at Simmons College

December 19, 2012

More than 85 girls and their parents attended the Science Club for Girls’ “Show Me the Science” fair Dec. 8, at Simmons College. The event was hosted by the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change and the biology, chemistry, and physics departments.

The event included interactive booths where girls could experience fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations related to science. A public health booth offered facts about malaria and allowed the girls to climb inside a mosquito bed; a biology table featured an interactive beading activity based on personal genetic characteristics; and chemistry and physics booths had multiple demonstrations illustrating the importance of nano materials in everyday life.

The Science Club for Girls is a Cambridge, MA nonprofit focused on connecting girls in K-12 with female mentor scientists through free science and engineering programs.