On June 15th, I had the honor to speak in front of The Miami Dade College (MDC) Microbiology Girls Club. This clubs serves to expose 11th and 12th grade, minority, high school girls to microbiology and careers in biomedical sciences while being immersed in a collegiate atmosphere. Up to 24 girls will be recruited from local area high schools to come to MDC, Homestead campus for a 2 day workshop.
During their lunch seminar, I was able to share with these brilliant young ladies about the path I have taken thus far with in a STEM field, but also have he opportunity to get to know their passions and goals.
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Find out more about the program at MDC
L’ORÉAL USA FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES CHANGING THE FACE OF STEM GRANT WINNERS
Dr. M. Nia Madison, an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Miami Dade College and 2010 fellow, is using the CTFS grant to fund a new 2-day STEM workshop for high school girls at the Miami Dade College-Homestead Campus in summer 2017. Dr. Madison created the Microbiology Girls Club to introduce 11th and 12th grade high school girls from MAST Academy in Homestead, FL to microbiology and careers in biomedical sciences while being immersed in a collegiate atmosphere. She plans to use the grant to support the creation of a 2-day Microbiology Girls Club workshop composed of exciting lectures, lab tours and experimental projects at Miami Dade College. Dr. Madison’s workshop series will give up to 24 local minority students an opportunity to conduct experiments, learn techniques, experience life as a collegiate scientist and spark further interest and awareness of successful scientists that come from similar backgrounds.