Sisters in Science
Sisters in Science is a program designed to address the social and environmental barriers girls encounter, and to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Through research-based innovations, cultural connections with students, art and best program practices, Sisters in Science offers earlier access to science education to maintain girls’ interests in science that will foster continued participation in STEM education in middle school, high school and beyond.
History: Sisters in Science began in the fall of 2012 as an after-school initiative at DiLoreto Magnet School in New Britain for girls in 5th grade. It is now a year-round program serving girls in grades 5 through 8th from the Greater New Britain area. Sisters in Science includes an after-school program at DiLoreto, a Summer Interdistrict Sisters in Science at Hungerford, and a fall/spring Sisters in Science sessions at McGee Middle in Berlin. The program has a mentoring- and visiting guest component and welcomes potential prospects to contact Educational STEAM Director at 860-225-3020.
Sisters in Science in New Britain is sponsored by the American Savings Foundation.
Sisters in Science in Berlin has been sponsored by Petit Family Foundation, Ryan T. Lee Foundation and the Town of Berlin Youth Services Department.