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SciGirls Summit

The SciGirls Summit is a year-long project for middle school girls that inspires science smarts and engineering ingenuity! It's a chance for girls across Southwestern Pennsylvania to try awesome SciGirls experiments and activities, meet mentors in science, participate in an online community, and become Science Ambassadors to their school and friends!

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Girls in grades 5 to 8, join us for these awesome free events this spring!

February 23, 2013 from 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Bring your friends and join us at the Zoo for a fun morning of cold weather and hot science! You'll tour the Zoo, talk with a polar conservation scientist, and even meet some penguins

Check out photos from the event!

March 23, 2013 from 9:30 am – Noon
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Bring your friends and join us at the new Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (15-20 minutes from downtown) for a fun morning of eco exploration! You'll walk the trails of the Woodland Gardens while learning about the forest and invasive species. Parents can stay and relax in the Parent Lounge, enjoy some coffee and chat with other SciGirl parents, or take a tour of the Gardens. Note that the entire event will be outdoors - rain or shine!

Check out photos from the event!

April 20, 2013 from 11:45 am - 4 pm
Geared4Girls at The Ellis School

Recruit your friends and join us for the Geared4Girls bike rally! Form a team of 2 to 4 girls, come up with an idea, and transform one of your bikes into something innovative. Then, bring the bike to the event where you'll join the rally and display your innovation for all to see as we introduce you and your friends to the other SciGirls and parents. No time to build/decorate your bike before the event? No problem! Bring it and plan to decorate it on-site with our supplies. Parents, join us in our Parent Lounge and stay to cheer on the SciGirls' innovations during the final reveal. It's the project runway of re-engineered bikes!

Check out photos from the event!

August 19, 2013 from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Health and Wellness Fair at the Boyd Community Center

Bring your friends and join us at the Boyd Community Center (on Powers Run Road just off Rt. 28) for our back-to-school Health and Wellness Fair! You'll participate in interactive demonstrations and activities on body image, skin care, exercise/fitness, nutrition, personal safety and technology! Parents can stay and relax in the Parent Lounge, enjoy a cold drink and chat with other SciGirl parents, and watch our iQ: smartparent episode on health, wellness and technology.

This event is free but space is limited - register online!

Want to invite your friends? Download our flyer!

Learn more about the SciGirls Summit

Participating SciGirls are starting a SciGirls Club in their schools (we'll provide the materials), hosting three SciGirls TV Season 2 “watch parties” for club members and friends, and participating in a huge year-end science celebration that's “Geared4Girls” - a bike-reengineering challenge and rally. Girls even have an opportunity to showcase their work while collaborating with their fellow SciGirls from across the region and nation through online projects!

WQED’s SciGirls Summit is brought to you by LanXess
with additional support from The Ellis School.


About SciGirls

Every girl can be a SciGirl with a groundbreaking, Emmy Award winning TV show and interactive website that will transform the way tween girls look at science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The empowering series has the right formula to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with an engaging combination of actual girls exploring real-world science and math alongside successful female mentors in the field - plus an online destination unlike any other where young viewers can share their own exciting ideas and projects.

SciGirls airs on WQED-TV on Sundays at 10:30am.

Want to learn more about SciGirls TV? Check out the episode descriptions for Season 1 and Season 2! Be sure to visit the SciGirls websites for girls, for teachers, and for parents.


Key Dates:

October 15: Applications due

October 27: Kick Off Event for all new SciGirls! Expanding Your Horizons conference at RMU from 9am - 3pm

February 23 from 9:30am – 12:15pm: Watch Party at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

March 23 from 9:30am – Noon: Watch Party at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

April 20: Geared4Girls Final Event at The Ellis School

August 19 from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Health and Wellness Fair at the Boyd Community Center