Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Wayne State University

Public Relations

Media Report

July 8, 2014

Wayne State's GO-GIRL program inspires girls in science, math

http://www.clickondetroit.com/community/wayne-state-universitys-gogirl-program-inspires-girls-in-science-math/26844932

According to the National Science Board, women made up only 28 percent of all science and engineering jobs in 2010. But Wayne State University is hoping to get more girls interested in stem careers -- which stands for science, technology, engineering and math -- with its GO-GIRL program. GO-GIRL stands for Gaining Options, Girls Investigate Real Life. The program starts off as a 10-week course during the winter semester spending Saturdays learning about careers in stem fields. Then, during the summer, they spend four days on campus, live in the dorms and experience college-level courses. Mentors also play a huge part with the learning process with this program.

Publications

  • WDIV-TV (4)
5700 Cass Avenue, 3100 Academic Administration Building * Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone (313) 577-2150 * Fax (313) 577-4459 * Newsline (313) 577-5345