Saturday, March 23, 2013

Scientific American: "On Girl Scouts, glaciers, and great women"

Bonnie Swoger penned a column for Scientific American titled, "On Girl Scouts, glaciers, and great women". It's a must read! An excerpt:
I was a Girl Scout for twelve years.  By the time I graduated from high school, there were four girls in our troop:
Dr. Airani Sathananthan is an endocrinologist and an assistant professor at the Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Alice Suroviec is a chemist and an associate professor at Berry College. 
Tina Steger is an industrial engineer at General Motors. 
I started out in geology but shifted gears and am now the Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo. 
I can’t say that we would all be English teachers or marketing managers without scouting, but we had incredible role models, STEM related activities to broaden our minds and the opportunity to develop life skills that have served us well in scientific fields.
Check it out!