Holding onto girls who are bright and interested in math and the sciences is an ongoing (huge!) issue in the educational community- and at large, as a society. One of the keys to keeping girls engaged and active where they excel is mentoring. Thankfully, I know some truly exceptional women, and Abby has mentors in ecology, mathematics, legal reform for women, and biology. I have a dear friend who is a professor of biology in Florida, and she sent Abby a box full of microbes this last week. My girl has spent days on the computer, learning about e.coli, paramecium, chicken pox and penicillin. This will serve her well when she’s the first woman on Mars, right? Oh yeah.
4 thoughts on “My Girl: Mentored”
Thank you! You just reminded me that my 9yo asked for these for her birthday 🙂
You can also give people syphilis. It’s cute! And pink! Someone gave it to me while I was in grad school (the fluffy version) and my 3-year-old found it and plays with it all the time. I am not sure how I feel about this . . .
I think up next is a brain cell, a bone cell and measles. What a brilliant idea these things are!
Your daughter is amazing – and so are her mentors! (which includes you…)
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