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PAUL CARLOS

FALL 2011 PUCD 4205 F

CRN: 5339

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My project seeks to encourage young girls to pursue careers/degrees in science. Although this field is one of the fastest growing industries, it lacks a strong female voice. WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) is an organization that tries to increase the number of girls/women pursing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while fostering their future success. Schools that try to teach these subjects, known as S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) schools, aim to help the nation’s youth to gain the skills required to succeed in today’s challenging world. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science. While the future stability of our economy is unknown and we currently face an economic downturn, science and engineering jobs are growing 70% faster than other occupations. This means that those who pursue these fields will be at an advantage when competing for the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future. The problem is that the percentage of women within these fields is not adequately represented, at less than 40%. In terms of well-known historical figures in the scientific community, Marie Curie was the first woman to earn a Noble Prize for both physics and chemistry, while Randice-Lisa Altschul invented the world’s first disposable cell phone. These women do not outnumber the percentage of men and are barely acknowledged as central figures in comparison to the number of men. More female role models need to be known and heard in order to motivate young girls into pursuing a better future for themselves. In order to change the status quo and to get girls motivated to create change, I will make a personal carrying bag (“tool kit”) that will help prepare, and hopefully inspire and inform, these girls. To appeal to a young target audience, the bag will contain items such as a phone, media player, wallet, keys, make-up, and stationary items. In thinking about the field of science, the items will also include a calculator, Swiss army knife, a USB thumb drive, and specimen samples that seek to inspire, such as mineral crystals. They will be both appealing and functional. The items will be branded to fit my kit and will contain both informative and inspirational phrases. The target demographic are girls between the ages of 15-18 that are still in high school who are looking to determine their futures and careers.


STUDENTS

SCIENCE TEACHERS

High School: The Bronx Guild Based in New York Their entire curriculum is based on internships Has an already established system, experience Students with varying interests Objective: Encouraging young girls to not only pursue a college degree, but to pursue careers/degrees in science. Getting these girls to know their potential and possibilities, breaking stereotypes, and pursuing a better future for themselves.


PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Pauline Gagnon, CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research -Physicist

Kerstin Perez, Columbia University, Double Discovery Center, -Director

Sharon Pavulaan, Stony Brook University WISE, women in science and engineering -WISE High School Program Coordinator

Doreen Aveni, Stony Brook University WISE, women in science and engineering -WISE Academic Advisor

Carrie-Ann Miller, Stony Brook University WISE, women in science and engineering -Director of WISE

Deanna Ratnikova, APS Physics, Non-profit organization for female physicists -Committee Member of the Status of Women in Physics and Minorities


INTERVIEWS 1. What inspired you to go into your current field? Someone, something, or an experience? What’s your story? I am now a particle physicist, studying what matter is made of. This is something I always wanted to know, since I was 10 years old... God knows why!!! 2. What kind of items do you carry in your bag? I don’t carry a bag. But if I have my bicycle bag, I have a swiss army knife. This might be the object I have carried the most in my life. So I can always tinker with something. 3. What kind of items do you think should go into my promotional bag? Maybe some sort of multi-tool [to crack things open, to fix things]; a USB key? A smartphone so you can always check something on the internet... At least a nice little notebook, very small, but where you can note interesting things, maybe with some sort of a “magic” pen [like pen, flashlight and USB in one]. You could also put samples of special chemicals or interesting crystals. 4. What keeps you motivated? The possibility of contributing to elucidate how it all works. Crack open some of the mysteries of the universe, like dark matter... 5. The field of science and technology seems fairly male-dominated. What keeps you going when it seems that there isn’t a strong female voice? How do you get your voice heard? Having female scientists friends who are also feminists helps a lot. 6. Did you start thinking about your future career goals at a young age? Maybe in high school or later on in life? At age 10, I wanted to be a chemistry professor. But then I was socially discouraged from doing it until I was an adult, and became a re-entry student.

---Pauline Gagnon [CERN]


INTERVIEWS 1. What inspired you to go into your current field? Someone, something, or an experience? What’s your story? I am now a particle physicist, studying what matter is made of. This is something I always wanted to know, since I was 10 years old... God knows why!!! 2. What kind of items do you carry in your bag? I don’t carry a bag. But if I have my bicycle bag, I have a swiss army knife. This might be the object I have carried the most in my life. So I can always tinker with something. 3. What kind of items do you think should go into my promotional bag? Maybe some sort of multi-tool [to crack things open, to fix things]; a USB key? A smartphone so you can always check something on the internet... At least a nice little notebook, very small, but where you can note interesting things, maybe with some sort of a “magic” pen [like pen, flashlight and USB in one]. You could also put samples of special chemicals or interesting crystals. 4. What keeps you motivated? The possibility of contributing to elucidate how it all works. Crack open some of the mysteries of the universe, like dark matter... 5. The field of science and technology seems fairly male-dominated. What keeps you going when it seems that there isn’t a strong female voice? How do you get your voice heard? Having female scientists friends who are also feminists helps a lot. 6. Did you start thinking about your future career goals at a young age? Maybe in high school or later on in life? At age 10, I wanted to be a chemistry professor. But then I was socially discouraged from doing it until I was an adult, and became a re-entry student.

---Deanna Ratnikova, [APS Physics]


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THREE DISCIPLINES OF SCIENCE Formal Science: Logic, mathematics, theoretical computer science, information theory, systems theory, decision theory, statistics, and some aspects of linguistics Natural Science: Branch of knowledge that deals with the study of the physical world, physics, chemistry, geology, and biology Social Science: Scientific study of human society and social relationships, archaeology, criminology, economics, education, government, linguistics, international relations, political science, sociology, geography, history, law, and psychology


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