WEAR - Search Results
Push to get more females involves in Science
A big push across the country is to get more females involved in science. This year-the White House science fair focused on girls in STEM which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. That's why Pensacola State College has a new science camp this year- just for girls. It runs all week. They get to learn all about science with hands-on experiments. The goal is to show them that science is not just for boys. Biology teacher, Matthew Drum said, " We want to show them science is cool, they shouldn't have a fear of science. . Science can open a lot of doors that they wouldn't normally be a part of because some perception that they don't belong in science."
College professors are teaching them everything from chemistry to physics. They will construct telescopes and earn how to create electricity, but the best part? "We get to explode gummy bears." said Dolora Musco.
It may all sound like fun and games but they are learning real laws and principles. In their chemistry portion-they get to see how to different chemicals react with each other. The goal is the girls will realize science can be fun and it will inspire them to work in that field. Pensacola State college hopes to do the camp on an annual basis.