Picture a scientist. What do you see? Beakers? Check. Lab coats? Check. Wild fuzzy hair? Check. Old white dude? Check. Girl? Not so much. Today, right now, girls are killing it in math and science. They are taking more science credits in high school than boys and earning higher grades. What they aren’t doing is choosing science careers. Why is that? What does science have to say about this persistent gender gap?
Dr. Brandy Todd, AKA Eugene SLUG Queen Professor Doctor Mildred Slugwak Dresselhaus, Director of the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) has spent the last 10 years researching and implementing engaging, hands-on science with girls. At this Science on Tap Dr. Todd will dive deep into the obstacles girl scientists face, share what parents, teachers, and allies can do to support budding girls scientists, and extoll the virtue of a wicked set of bangs.