Girls Launch! Kindergarten Science Outreach Continuation and Expansion
How do kindergarten kids know girls can be scientists? Through Girls Launch!, they meet women researchers and do science with them! This kindergarten science visits program was started in 2017 by a graduate student working with the Center for Communicating Science and the Department of Psychology’s iLEAP Lab and interrupted this spring by the coronavirus pandemic. “Girls Launch! Kindergarten Science Outreach Continuation and Expansion” will support 10 graduate women in the creation of short, kindergarten-friendly videos related to their research. Having a library of videos will allow us to extend the reach of the program to other schools and to continue Girls Launch! when visitors can’t connect with children in person.