Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bronx Girl Scouts Provide Scientific American with Questions

Scientific American reports that marine biology and subway construction were the hot topics recently among two groups of Girl Scouts at New York's IS 131, Albert Einstein School.

Shenica Odom of the Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York had asked Scientific American to participate this spring in its Career Exploration Program, designed to encourage about 1,200 girls in the South Bronx to explore careers and professions that they might not have otherwise considered for themselves, including jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM jobs).

Reporters from Scientific American signed up to visit with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at various local schools to talk about their jobs with Scientific American as well as the school and work experiences that have helped us along the way.

Reporter Robin Lloyd kicked off her IS 131 visit by handing out “I am a Scientific American” buttons, as well as some copies of their latest issue and reproductions of the first Scientific American issue from 1845.