Wonderful Education Experience…and There’s Much More

Dear Editor,
My daughter and I also attended the Sally Ride Science Festival
at NASA-Ames. The experience was just as wonderful as your recent
article described. Sally Ride’s inspirational keynote talk
emphasized that girls need to learn math and science well in order
to pave their way to work in the sciences.
Dear Editor,

My daughter and I also attended the Sally Ride Science Festival at NASA-Ames. The experience was just as wonderful as your recent article described. Sally Ride’s inspirational keynote talk emphasized that girls need to learn math and science well in order to pave their way to work in the sciences.

How did I find out about this opportunity? Through NASA Ed-Tech e-mail updates. Every year NASA develops programs that schools can apply to participate in. You can request the updates at www.nasa.gov.

On the Sally Ride website, in addition to learning all about the Science Festival, I learned of additional opportunities for girls. There are summer camps held on university campuses and competitive science and engineering design projects such as Toy Challenge. The Sally Ride Science Camps provide girls entering 6th-9th grades innovative hands-on science programs. The Sally Ride Science website – www.sallyridescience.com – not only has information on her science projects and camps for girls but there is a section on a science club for girls and publications are also offered.

Heidi Collier, Gilroy

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