High School Girls in Science

Photo: Burke Museum
Photo: Burke Museum

Be a part of groundbreaking research happening at the Burke!

Designed for students in grades 9–12, the Burke’s High School Girls in Science Program helps you gain confidence and hands-on experience through work with distinguished UW mentors.

Over six meetings, we will take an in-depth look into a Burke collection through behind the scenes tours, studies of anatomical features, morphological comparisons, and scientific illustration, followed by a science-fair style celebration of our work. Sessions for the 2021/2022 school year will focus on paleobotany and ichthyology.

Priority goes to applicants seeking to develop self-confidence in their STEM skills, and students with limited access to STEM role models and/or science resources.

Ages: Grades 9–12

Cost: FREE (assistance with bus passes available upon request)

Session Dates: We do not have confirmed session dates at this time.

Apply: We are not accepting applications to this program at this time. 

*Applicants are expected to attend all six sessions. Participants must re-apply for each quarter in which they wish to participate. Space is very limited, so please apply for a later quarter if you are unable to commit to all six sessions. 

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