girls in the SYSTEM

What is Girls in the SYSTEM?

Girls in the SYSTEM is an NSF-funded project. It brings together five departments of the University of Arizona (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mining and Geological Engineering and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women in the Women's Studies Department) and the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council with the goal of improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for girls in grades 3 - 8, especially Mexican American, Native American and economically underprivileged girls in southern Arizona. This partnership links informal and formal educators in its effort to reach these girls. By designing activities that respond to the local setting and by including parents, teachers and troop leaders, we connect the educational system with the community.

What are the components of this program?