Role Models for Young Women and Girls: Partnerships at the College and Middle School Levels in St. Lucie County, Florida
Project PIs: Cook, Susan B.; Pomponi, Shirley A.
Project Institution: Harbor Branch Ocean Institution
Project Duration: October 1, 1997 - September 30, 1998
Project Description: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, the Indian River Community College and the St. Lucie County School District have formed a partnership to provide "transition point" young women (Those moving from middle school to high school, high school to college, reentry women to professional course work) with experiences and materials geared to support them in the pursuit of science oriented career pathways. At the secondary and community college levels, a new program, Exploring Science & Technology-Based Careers for Women is planned. At the middle school level, the expansion of a summer Just We Girls program is planned. Scientists will serve as mentors for the college student participants, who in turn will serve as mentors for the younger women and girls. A dynamic, interactive regional network of scientists, science teachers and young women potential scientists is planned.
Susan B. Cook
Harbor Branch Ocean Institution
5600 Old Dixie Highway
Fort Pierce, FL 34946-7303
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
NSF Project Number: 9710971