SMART Eureka…

May 1st, 1992 - October 31st, 1995 | PROJECT

Girls Inc. will develop a national model summer program for girls aged 12 to 16 to encourage their interest in science, their enrollment in science courses in high school, and their interest in science careers. The recruitment of girls from low-income and minority families as participants will be a high priority. The program will represent a synthesis of Operation Smart, an afterschool science and mathematics program, and Eureka Teen Achievement Program, which introduces science and mathematics in summer programs through sports. The program will be developed and field- tested in five diverse Girls inc. sites around the country and to other interested groups. Substantial formative and impact evaluation is planned.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Libby Palmer, Principal Investigator, Girls Incorporated
Heather Johnston Nicholson, Co-Principal Investigator, Girls Incorporated
ellen wahl, Former Co-Principal Investigator, Girls Incorporated


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9155317
Funding Amount: 862636


Access and Inclusion: Low Socioeconomic Status | Women and Girls
Audience: Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: General STEM | Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Public Programs | Summer and Extended Camps