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Girls Excelling in Science

Family Scholar House in conjunction with the Kentucky Science Center utilized their Girls RISEnet mini-grant to support two actvities: a science and engineering workshop for daughters of single parents and support for 13 young women to attend a week-long summer camp at the science center. The workshop taught the girls and parents about electricity, electrical currents, architecture and roller coaster design. The girls who attended the summer camp, ages 5 to 11 years old, spent an entire week learning about engineering, mathematics, chemistry, design, and problem-solving skills.

Family Scholar House is a nonprofit organization located in Louisville, KY whose mission is to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a four-year college degree.

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Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences