After a few months of silence here, the g4g team is really pleased to announce that... the blog is alive again! Once a month you'll be able to read a summary of our events here, discover our new partnerships, get to know a wonderful scientist that inspired us or a truly terrific lady we just met, and be excited with us about all the new launches that await!
Without further ado, join us as we summarize everything that happened these last few months.
"At what age did you know you wanted to be a scientist?
Have you ever failed at something and what did you learn from it?"
These were some of the questions girls posed to a diverse group of STEM professionals on stage in front of an audience of 350 people in Cincinnati on May 7. We love when our greenlight girls have the chance to interact with role model professionals in such a personal way, ask them questions to understand their stories, and feel inspired. These past six months, we’re thrilled to share that we have had over 15 events on 4 different continents, reaching more than 1800 curious girls with a passion for understanding and learning.
Some of our favourite moments have been…
When one of our keynote speakers from Space X at the launch of g4g Day @Andover inspired 60 young girls to see into the future of space technology and travel!
When one of the girls made her own model of the lungs in a bottle and shouted “Everything is Science!” at our 3rd annual event at Bridgewater State University (BSU) in partnership with BSU Center for the Advancement of STEM Education in Massachusetts, USA!
When 65 girls learned how to weld with Stanley Black & Decker first with chocolate…then with power tools… at our SBD StemFest at UTC South Durham in the UK!
When 80 girls learned not to consume drinks of various sugar densities as they learned about astrophysics before extracting their human cheek cell sample at our very first launch of g4g Day @São Paulo with Covestro at the beautiful Museu Catavento!
When 320 girls got to touch a real brain and explore neuroscience at our g4g Day @Cincinnati in partnership with Procter & Gamble! After taking part in some of the 21 different hands-on activities, the girls got to use high-tech polling to measure feedback from the day. We’re proud to have had 94% of girls say that they are now more interested in STEM after our event – WOW!
When the Dublin Ladies GAA players took 85 girls through plyometrics as they taught a workshop on the science behind sports at our second annual g4g@work Day at AIG in Dublin, Ireland!
When 50 girls had a glimpse of the various possibilities that the world of insurance offers, using M&M’s to learn about statistics, exploring virtual reality and realizing how cyber-security could be spooky at our first ever g4g@work Day at AIG in Frankfurt, Germany.
When 200 girls got to race through the Nokia campus with their caisses à savon, explore the Garage full of Nokia's innovations and discovered how 5G will bring life to a new tomorrow on our g4g Day in Paris-Saclay.
When, during our third g4g Day @Canberra, the group called "Evans-Galea girls" showed that you could be both incredibly good at drawing and be STEM curious! And because g4g Day @Canberra is our latest event, let's also celebrate the fact that this year, 150 girls took part in our event for National Science week in Australia!
And when dozens of young kids fueled their curiosity by making slime, discovering molecular cooking, building racing robotics and homemade rockets at our Makerspaces in Brussels, Belgium!
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Looking back at all these exciting events is always a bit nostalgic for us as we remember all the fun we had crafting unique events, coming up with new hands-on workshops and meeting all of you on the road. It also makes us realize that... we still have so much more we can do! We are super excited for the next events in Belgium, Poland and Spain, all in the next few weeks... Come back here to read more about the events and how September went!
Meanwhile, remember... ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE