Over 125 girls from four middle schools in greater Lynn learned about the full range of career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the 17th Annual SMART Girls Summit earlier this spring. The girls enjoyed workshops in engineering, biology, astronomy, design, hydraulics, coding, marine science, environmental health/sustainability, and green chemistry.
A special presentation by the Museum of Science, Boston showed girls how magic tricks really worked and investigated the science behind the “magic.” The SMART Girls Summit is a wonderful illustration of how Girls Inc. of Lynn works with leaders in the community to showcase successful women role models who are paving the way to innovation,” says Deb Ansourlian, Girls Inc. of Lynn Executive Director.
The organizations and businesses running workshops this year included Cambridge Science Festival, General Electric, Cell Signaling Technology, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Design Squad Global (WGBH), Museum of Science, Boston, Nasdaq, Northeastern University Marine Science Center, NOAA Fisheries and Beyond Benign.
Girls Inc. of Lynn provides girls with year-round opportunities to learn about STEM.