Getting Girls Interested in Math and Science

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

Western Kentucky University has been holding a "Girls in Science Day" for six years.

"Well I think the more they see faculty members as their role models who are actually involved in theses disciplines they would also be encouraged and they also meet other girls who have the same interest"
says Event Coordinator Thandi Buthelezi

WKU holds this day to spark interest in the minds of these young girls and get them excited about women in the science field.

"I think chemistry interest me the most because you get to use more different chemicals and get to learn more about the physics and it's really fun",says Amanda Lipnichan, a 6th grader at Briarwood Elementary

The girls also enjoyed the extra time outside of class to learn more about science and have a little fun at the same time.

"I think it's a little better this way because they do it in a little more fun and exciting way and you know it's sometimes for fun and you don't have to remember this", says Aleisha Murrell, a 6th grader at Richpond Elementary

They also say learning with out boys adds to the fun.

"I think that it's great that girls get to learn about science and chemistry and chemicals and different things like that and girls get to have a girl day", says Aleisha Murrell, a 6th grader at Richpond Elementary.

"In the beginning there are many different disciplines in the sciences of careers that they can choose and I think all that sparkles their interest because the more informed they are the better they can choose those careers", says Event Coordinator, Thandi Buthelezi.

If you would like more information about getting involved in the girls in science day you can request information by emailing

girlsinscience@wku.edu.


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