Welcome to SciGirls, the ultimate destination for girls who love science! SciGirls is an upcoming PBS TV show, a website, and a resource provider for educators, club leaders and mentors who are working with girls doing science.

Are you a girl, age 11-14, who thinks science is fun and interesting? Or do you know a girl who fits this description? Then we want to hear from you! SciGirls is starting production on a brand new TV show and website and we're looking for girls to feature. Tell us who should be a SciGirls star!

Want to know more about us? Click here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SciGirl Extraordinaire | Melissa Rey, 2008 "America's Top Young Scientist"

Meet Melissa Rey, America's Top Young Scientist for 2008! Melissa won the honor at the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a program that targets middle school students in the years when research indicates their interest in science begins to wane and encourages them to explore scientific concepts and creatively communicate their findings.

Participants were challenged on their knowledge of space related themes including jet propulsion, repair of the Hubble Space Telescope, Martian topography and how to simulate lunar gravity on Earth.

No doubt about it, Melissa was up to the challenge: "Whenever I solve a scientific problem, I can think of a dozen more questions about where to go next. Science questions are the most exciting because I have the chance to think of something that no one else has thought of before and I have the opportunity to make a new discovery that could change the world."

Know any other great SciGirls we should feature on TV? Send us your thoughts.

No comments:

Post a Comment