A colleague sent this article to me this morning. I quickly forwarded it to my daughter with the subject line, Go Science Girl Go! This has our inside joke since her passion and command for science really began to reveal itself in middle school. As a writer, I was fascinated that she easily flexed parts of her brain that caused me such angst in school…she did NOT get it from her mama!
My daughter’s brain is a thing of beauty that works in mysterious ways. Don’t get me wrong, this has not always produced harmony between us. However, now that she is in college and coming into her own, I can appreciate it on a more regular basis. 🙂
Research and conducting experiments gives her the rush that finding the perfect word to evoke a particular emotion gives me. I am grateful that her teachers and the schools that she attended nurtured this love of science. So many girls still get re-directed from STEM in subtle ways. The stats remain dismal. Many thanks to the organizations and programs that realize what women and girls can bring to these industries.