Mentors Needed for Girls

Contact: Amy Gilliam

Photo of Young girls from last year’s Girls in Science group working with their mentors at Pots on Fire in Lexington.
Young girls from last year’s Girls in Science group work with their mentors at Pots on Fire in Lexington.

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This summer there will be 60 seventh-grade and 60 sixth-grade students on campus for a week-long camp. The programs link the girls with women or doctoral students who are succeeding in careers in science or math. (Doctoral students should be those who will be at UK for the next two years.)

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 7, 2004) -- Would you like to make a difference in the life of one young girl?

The University of Kentucky Girls in Science and Girls in Research programs are exciting research projects designed to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Girls in Science and Girls in Research programs are in need of mentors for girls in seventh-grade and sixth-grade, respectively. Along with a one-week summer curriculum and hands-on experience for 120 rising sixth- and seventh-graders, each girl will have at least two mentors. Mentoring is critical to the success of the program and the future success of the girls.

This summer there will be 60 seventh-grade and 60 sixth-grade students on campus for a week-long camp. The programs link the girls with women or doctoral students who are succeeding in careers in science or math. (Doctoral students should be those who will be at UK for the next two years.)

Faculty and students are encouraged to share this information with others in their departments. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 31. For more information or to apply, contact Sondra Floyd, (859) 257-4401 or by e-mail.


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