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did you know that only 1 out of 10 engineers are women?  

doesn’t make sense since women/girls are 1/2 of the population.  

we know there are lots of girls who like math, building things and solving problems.  so why not more?  

probably cause most girls have no idea what an engineer does…

that’s where goldieblox comes in.  

inventor/ceo of goldieblox, debbie sterling, created a really neat toy that girls can play with to bring out there inner-gineer.  

want to see more? they have a cool online tool.  check it out:

http://www.bloxtown.com/bloxshop

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girl science 1-14calling all girl science buffs. apply now for a paid summer research opportunity with NIH.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program.  

Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research.

 Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews.  Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses.  The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014.

Complete program information and the online application form can be found at the following link: https://nidaextshare.nida.nih.gov/SRP/_layouts/NIDA.SummerInternshipProgram/ApplicationForm.aspx?XsnLocation=/SRP/forms/Application.xsn .

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Check out this great free science summer camps for girls in NYC at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

camp goals blog 2-13Camp Dates: July 15-Aug. 23rd, 2013
This program derives its uniqueness from the real-world through engineering, environmental studies and awareness, as well as one-on-one mentoring with women established in the sciences.
Participants work side-by-side with female professionals from various cultural institutions, government agencies, and community and global organizations.
The camp promotes developing a positive sense of self and establishing lifelong friendships.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013
 
Qualification/Eligibility:
All female students must:
~ Reside and attend a school located in the 5 boroughs of New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island)
~ be a rising 9th or 10th grader in the Fall of 2013 (current 8th or 9th grader)
~ Attend a New York City school (female students that attend NYC Title 1 public schools are highly encouraged to apply and are given priority of assessment)
~ Complete the full application, includes essay, copy of transcripts and teacher recommendation from Math or Science teacher (additional information/deadlines are noted within these documents)
Please click on the following link to obtain eligibility and criteria, student application, teacher recommendation, and additional information about the program.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013

Shay Saleem
Coordinator of Camp G.O.A.L.S. for Girls
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum
One Intrepid Square
12th Ave and West 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
P: (646) 381-5168

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President Obama stated in his State of the Union speech that we need kids to not only look up to those who win the superbowl but also admire those who win the science fair! 

As a African American girl, I loved signing up for science fairs but didn’t see many other girls like me at the competitions.       

There are many cool discoveries out there to be made!  So I highly encourage girls/young women to pursue science careers.  If you’re a high school or college student interested in science, medicine and/or health, consider applying for the below summer institute sponsored by NIH (the world’s leading research institute).  The sites are in many locations across the country. Applications are due March 1st.

Summer Research with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) encourages students from groups under­represented in the sciences to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Through the program, high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups are introduced to the exciting field of substance abuse and addiction research via research placements with some of our most distinguished scientists. Students work with leading investigators for 8-10 weeks during the summer. The experience may include formal courses, participation in meetings, data collection, data analysis, interviewing, laboratory experiments, manu­script preparation, library research, literary reviews, and much more.

This program emphasizes placing applicants who are from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences (including African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Asian/Pacific Islanders), although all can apply. Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or college and in good academic standing.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and citizens or permanent residents of the United States (no excep­tions). Applicants under the age of 18 can only be placed at research sites within daily-commuting distance from their home.

High school students will receive stipends for the summer based on the rate agreed upon with each research site, not to exceed $8.00 per hour for a maximum stipend of $3,200 for 10 weeks. Graduating high school seniors will be paid at the high school level.  Undergraduate students will receive stipends for the summer based on the rate agreed upon with each research site, not to exceed $10.00 per hour for a maximum stipend of $4,000 for 10 weeks.

For application and program information see: http://www.drugabuse.gov/pdf/sposummer.pdf<www.drugabuse.gov/pdf/sposummer.pdf>;


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