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UK Science and Technology E-mentoring
Program for Girls

By Jennifer Bonck

 

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Girls in the program receive a daily digest by e-mail, comprised of current questions from girls and answers from mentors. Girls are expected to read GEM-SET's daily digests at least once per week and to e-mail questions at least once per month.

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Lexington, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2002) -- Caroline Reid, coordinator of the University of Kentucky Young Women in Science Program, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR), is heading up another educational initiative for young girls, Girls E-mentoring in Science, Engineering, and Technology (GEM-SET), sponsored by the UK Young Women in Science Program and the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau.

GEM-SET is designed to mentor high school girls via a listserv. It hopes to encourage young girls to explore educational and career opportunities in science, engineering and technology. The program links girls and mentors from 49 states and the District of Columbia and gives them an opportunity to interact by asking and answering questions about education, careers and experience in these fields.

Girls in the program receive a daily digest by e-mail, comprised of current questions from girls and answers from mentors. Girls are expected to read GEM-SET's daily digests at least once per week and to e-mail questions at least once per month.

The second phase of the program, GEM-SET II, for girls ages 16 to 18, is currently recruiting.

Participants should have at least weekly access to e-mail. For more information, call (859) 266-7535, e-mail creid2@uky.edu, or visit www.gem-set.org.


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