Encouraging kids in science: A personal perspective

Janet Shields

Getting young people, in general, and girls, in particular, interested in science is a subject of national debate and intense interest. I was lucky enough to be encouraged in science as a child, and was one of the few girls of my age who became physics majors. I've also been lucky enough to work with lots of youth groups, while working full time in engineering. In the hope that some of the perspective I've gained may be helpful to others, I'd like to offer some personal comments on encouraging children in science.

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Encouraging kids in science: A personal perspective

Janet Shields

Getting young people, in general, and girls, in particular, interested in science is a subject of national debate and intense interest. I was lucky enough to be encouraged in science as a child, and was one of the few girls of my age who became physics majors. I've also been lucky enough to work with lots of youth groups, while working full time in engineering. In the hope that some of the perspective I've gained may be helpful to others, I'd like to offer some personal comments on encouraging children in science.

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Publish Date: 01 November 1990


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