Lanier Middle School
G. I. R. L. S.


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WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY


WHO:
Middle school girls whose interest and enthusiasm in science and math and whose advancement to higher paying careers in those field is often dampened by participation in traditional mixed gender classes and activities
WHAT:
A girls' science club offering exposure to successful female scientists as mentors and role models, practical activities designed to expose them to a wider range of opportunities, along with an ongoing reinforcement of a "can do" attitude
WHEN:
Monthly meetings featuring a prominent local female scientist and exciting activities designed as a practical demonstration of her field, supported by tutoring sessions
WHERE:
The classrooms at Lanier Middle School and labs, offices, and businesses of scientific interest in the community
WHY:
The American Association of University Women's Educational Foundation offers Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship grants to teachers whose proposals will support gender equity in their classrooms. Martha Phelps-Borrowman, science teacher at Lanier Middle School was awarded an Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship for 1995-1996 to implement the girls' science club.

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Page was last updated September 1996
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