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Girls In Science

Encouraging science exploration for middle and high school girls

Girls in Science

Designed to inspire the next generation of young women in science, the Burke Museum’s Girls in Science program focuses on mentorship and applied science exploration, encouraging girls in 6th through 8th grade to experience many different avenues of science.

Girls meet once a month during the school year to work with women scientists from the Burke Museum and the University of Washington. Through this small community of young scientists, girls can develop confidence in their skills in science, technology, engineering and math. The Girls in Science program is led by Dr. Caroline Strömberg, the Burke’s curator of paleobotany.

  • For girls in grades 6–8
  • Free
  • 1 Saturday session per month
  • September 26 (orientation)
  • October 3
  • November 21
  • December 12
  • January 23
  • February 6
  • March 19
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 4

*Participation at each session is required unless prior arrangements have been made with program staff

Apply here* Applications are due by September 13. Space is limited.
*If you require a print copy of the application, please contact Dylan High at burked@uw.edu or at 206.543.5591.

 


 

Girls in Science and Technology (GIST)

A yearlong after-school program for high school girls to explore natural sciences at the Burke Museum and learn to code apps for sharing science information.

The Burke's GIST program is for young women in 9th through 12th grade who want to share their interest in science with others. Working with Burke staff, graduate students, and UW faculty, the students in GIST will explore the research that our scientists are working on and how they use technology in their work. During the second half of the year, participants will work in teams to complete a science research project, learning valuable computer coding skills needed to complete their projects.

  • For girls in grades 9-12
  • Free
  • The 2015-2016 session begins in October. We meet every other week on Tuesday afternoons in the fall, and every Tuesday in the winter and spring.

Apply here* Applications are due by September 20. Space is limited.
*If you require a print copy of the application, please contact Dylan High at burked@uw.edu or at 206.543.5591.

 


 

Girls in Science Summer Camp

The Burke also offers an annual Girls in Science summer camp. Find more details on the summer camps page.

 

More Info

Contact Burke Education with questions and for more information.
Email: burked@uw.edu
Phone: 206-543-5591