Science Club for Girls

Science outreach with beakers and brain

Science Club for Girls!

Science Club for Girls is a Boston-based after-school program exposing girls to science in a collaborative learning environment. For 9 weeks each fall and spring, girls spend an hour each week in an afterschool based setting engaged in hands-on science based activities.

Led by 1-2 women scientists (Wellesley College Students) and 2 Junior Assistants (middle and high school students), groups of six to ten girls make observations, test hypothesis and keep journals as biologists, chemists, and physicists, and design and build various structures as engineers. The year culminates in a science fair where our young scientists show off their new skills to friends and family.

Wellesley College volunteers are expected to commit two hours a week to the club she is assigned to lead. However, it is flexible commitment. She must be fully prepared for each week’s exploration. ALL volunteers MUST complete the mandatory Science Club for Girls Orientation before leading a club. Choose the day, time or place that works best for you! The programs for Wellesley College students operates mainly at Myrtle Baptist Church, Newton, but students are also placed in other sites in Cambridge or Boston according to needs and schedules.

Science Club for Girls works to eliminate outcome gaps in science between gender and racial/ethnic groups and brings together girls and women scientists who affirm college as an expectation and foster careers in science and technology.

To find out more information and volunteer: Please contact Jocelyne Doyce at Wellesley College.

Description modified from the Science Club for Girls Flier 2008-2009

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences
Science Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Gary C. Harris
Professor and Department Chair
gharris@wellesley.edu
Tel: 781.283.3168 (for appointments)

Mary Helen McCollister
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
mmccolli@wellesley.edu
Tel: 781.283.3154

Karin Thomason
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
kthomaso@wellesley.edu
Tel: 781.283.3153