IBB Girls BioScience Initiative opens eyes to possibilities in science

The Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering at Rice University held the second IBB Girls BioScience Initiative this summer.

More than 30 high school girls attended workshops, lectures and demonstrations, participated in laboratory research (including a Sciencepaloza challenge), went on field trips and received mentoring to broaden their knowledge of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Fifteen girls returned from last year to mentor new students and will continue to attend the weeklong summer camp throughout their high school years.

Photos by Jeff Fitlow; video by Brandon Martin

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