The University of Arizona
Please note that this project is no longer active.

Girls in the SYSTEM

Project Website: Girls in the SYSTEM

(1999 - 2002)

Principal Investigator: Marta Civil, Department of Mathematics
Co-Principal Investigators:
  Katrina Mangin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  Mary Poulton, Department of Mining and Geological Engineering
  Supapan Seraphin, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Other Project Staff:
  Janice Monk, Executive Director, SIROW and Department of Women's Studies
  Kim Boling, Program Facilitator, Department of Mathematics
  Linda Griffin, Program Facilitator,Department of Mathematics
  Marie Reyes, Project Evaluator, SIROW and Department of Women's Studies
  Jennifer Rickard, Associate Program Coordinator, Sahuaro Girl Scout Council, SIROW, and Department of Women's Studies


Girls in the SYSTEM is an NSF-funded project. It brings together five departments of the University of Arizona (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mining and Geological Engineering and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women in the Women's Studies Department) and the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council with the goal of improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for girls in grades 3 - 8, especially Mexican American, Native American and economically underprivileged girls in southern Arizona. This partnership links informal and formal educators in its effort to reach these girls. By designing activities that respond to the local setting and by including parents, teachers and troop leaders, we connect the educational system with the community.