Girls Gaining Interest In Science

Every scientist starts somewhere. For twenty-five teen and pre-teen girls, that somewhere may be placing microchips on a handful of Monarch butterflies, and tracking their fright from Toronto to Mexico. One of these girls may grow up to design her own micro-RFID chip, thanks to the IBM Toronto Lab.

The Markham, Ontario tech company has been running an annual summer program called EXCITE, or Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering. EXCITE is geared toward girls from twelve to thirteen years old, encouraging them to expand their interest in engineering and technology, and causing the momentum of inspiration to keep them engaged in the sciences in high school and beyond.

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