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Girls in Science Project
The University of Kentucky, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research was awarded a Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health that looked at how young women can be supported and encouraged to pursue careers in science. From 2004-2007, this NIH funded program reached 120 girls, 24 middle school teachers and 210 parents from Appalachia Kentucky.
This intensive three-year project targeted 60 girls entering the sixth-grade from 21 southeastern Kentucky counties, parents of these girls, and a minimum of 24 rural Appalachia Kentucky middle school teachers. This exciting project targeted a select group of middle school girls with a fun way to learn about research through program that involved
In addition, the project targeted middle school math and science teachers through professional development courses focused on engaging Girls in science and research over three years. This project included parental involvement with a series of workshops. Girls and teachers who enrolled in the program were the primary beneficiaries; however, the program was designed to have a broad-based impact on other students, teachers, relatives, and ultimately Kentucky.
Girls from the following counties were recruited for the program: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Wolfe.
PROGRAM CONTENT AND DESIGN
Goals and Objectives
1. To increase the scientific, technological and interpersonal knowledge as well as skills of participating middle-school girls ages 11 to 15 from rural Appalachian Kentucky.
3. Enhance science education at the middle school level in Appalachia Kentucky.
Girls in Science Replication Manual
The Girls in Science Replication Manual (link will open in a new browser window) is now available for online viewing and printing.
To request a copy of the Girls in Science Replication Manual, contact Gary Case, firstname.lastname@example.org -
Girls in Research Website
The Girls in Research Website (link will open in a new browser window) is now available for online viewing.
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