Girls in Science

Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum

Build confidence in your science skills under the mentorship of scientists

Build confidence in your science skills under the mentorship of scientists from the Burke Museum and University of Washington. Designed to inspire the next generation of researchers and engineers, Girls in Science connects middle and high school students with female scientists and real UW lab experiences.

Girls in Science is a free program with an application process that is open to all. We strive to serve female-identifying students who lack confidence in science, but are curious to learn more. Preference is given to students who may not otherwise have access to female role models or STEM resources outside of school.

participants learn about plant specimens
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Middle School Program

A collaborative and supportive environment for girls in grades 6–8 to explore a variety of STEM fields such as oceanography, neuroscience, paleobotany and spectroscopy.

participants research shell specimens
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum

High School Program

Giving girls in grades 9–12 the opportunity to be a part of the groundbreaking research that's happening every day at UW and the Burke Museum.

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a class of girls work on science lessons

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Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum