Choose Science . . . Join Us

Several EMSL scientists recently participated in the national Sit With Me campaign. Sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the campaign is raising awareness of the importance of drawing more women into STEM careers and acknowledging the obstacles they face in choosing male-dominated fields.



This Is For My Girls

First Lady, Michelle Obama brought together female musicians who created a new song to help girls all over the world get a chance to learn. #letgirlslearn

You can download the single from iTunes.

For more on the project visit the website:

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Play with a Purpose

The IDEA lab was buzzing and bopping and beeping as eight middle-school girls led by OSU women in engineering adapted toys for children with special needs last night. Zane State College faculty in electrical engineering and Occupational Therapy partnered with Muskingum County Starlight Programs to bring the young women together.

Parents watched, as girls who were anxious at first, learned how to interrupt a circuit and add a jack to allow children with limited mobility to use special devices to activate toys. They soldered the changes into place, stripped and reconnected wires before sharing their work with a student at the Starlight school.

Tre, a preschooler exclaimed, “I did it!” from his wheelchair as he pushed the button and Mr. Fubbles poured bubbles into the air. Everyone there felt pride and triumph in having had a part in making his face light up.

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