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.
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,
or visit www.gem-set.org.