Sisters In Science
Sisters in Science is a program designed to address the
social and environmental barriers girls encounter, and to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Through research
based innovations, cultural connections with students, art and best program practices,
Sisters in Science offers earlier access to science education to maintain
girls’ interests in science that will foster continued participation in STEM
education in middle school, high school and beyond.
History: Sisters in Science began 5-years ago as an after-school initiative at DiLoreto Magnet School for 5th grade girls. It is now a year round program that includes a full school-year component for 5th through 8th grade girls at DiLoreto Magnet School, a 4-week summer interdistrict program, and offers fall and spring sessions at McGee Middle in Berlin. The program has a mentoring partnership with students from the Central Connecticut State University's Computer Science Club and a wide variety of visiting guest speakers. The program serves 80 girls throughout the year and has established an on-going relationship with students, parents and the Greater New Britain community to help foster STEM learning.
Sponsored in part by the American Savings Foundation and the Town of Berlin Youth Services Department