Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science™ (PAGES™) is an award-winning program that gives sixth-grade girls a hands-on experience with science. We offer mini-conferences once each fall and spring at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.
Our goals are:
- To increase girls’ interest in science and mathematics
- To provide students an opportunity to meet women working in non-traditional fields
- To foster an awareness of varied career opportunities for women
Each mini-conference begins with a breakfast snack and a keynote address given by a local woman with an interesting career in science. The participants are then divided into small groups to move into the labs to perform three different experiments. Each experiment is led by a female scientist or team of scientists. The day ends with lunch, give-aways, door prizes, and decorating a banner.
The program is supported by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and Northeastern Montgomery County and Makefield Area Branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).