Hi, we’re Stephanie and Jessica (342 students) in the Charleston, SC area. We recognize that South Carolina girls interested in non-traditional careers have few opportunities for support. We want to build a network to change that!
We’re trying to get girls from across the state together online to discuss some of their experiences in engineering and science activities and possibly talk about some activities we’d like to do as a group (have a guest “speaker” at our chat…). Eventually we’d also like to build a face to face support group initially in Charleston with monthly meetings including fun science activities, sessions with women in the field, possible plant tours, etc while continuing with the online chats.
CHAT INFO: We are going to have a chat on May 22, 2007 @ 8pm at www.tappedin.org and discuss what activities we’d like to do as a club. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a user name and password. Tappedin.org is safe for students and educators. Teachers are more than welcome to join in!
Purpose of club: “To encourage and support girls interested in non-traditional careers based in science, math, engineering and technology.”
Age range: 8th to 12th grade
We have a flyer that we’ve been e-mailing to local schools and FIRST teams. If you’d like a copy, just e-mail! Feel free to respond to this thread if we haven’t explained anything clearly or if you’d like more info.