If you live in the Triangle NC area and have a girl in grades 6-8, this announcement could be for you! On Wednesday, October 26, the RTP chapter of Women in Biology is sponsoring a Bioscience Career Leadership for Girls event at Biogen Idec, a local biotechnology firm with a focus on neurological disorders. The FREE seminar, which is open ONLY to female students in 6-8th grades, is geared to increasing girls' knowledge about, and well as interest in, a career in biology.
After check-in at 3:45 PM, the students will spend from 4:00-6:00 getting a tour of the facility, discussing the research and other work done there, and listening to some other formal science-related presentations. Then from 6:00-6:45 PM, the girls will have a pizza party with female professionals at Biogen Idec as well as other members of Women in Biology. This will give them an informal opportunity to raise any questions related to educational requirements, personal characteristics, outside experiences, or other matters related to pursing a career in biology.
Student MUST pre-register in order to attend. If you have a student in that grade range who would be interested, you can register them here via the WIB website.
The middle school years are a great time for students to be exploring careers and different types of workplaces, so this looks like it could be a great opportunity for that, even if your girl(s) doesn't end up in a science career.