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Monday
Aug062012

Greenlight@Brussels Day 2012 Announced

We are thrilled to announce that on Saturday, 13 October, Brussels-based international foundation, greenlight for girls, will be hosting our third-annual Greenlight@Brussels Day ("g4gbxl12") at the International School of Brussels.

As always for this event, we look forward to welcoming up to three hundred 11-15 year old girls from the greater Brussels area to participate in a day full of fun, hands-on workshops -- lead by voluneteer professionals from sceince and technology-related fields -- aiming to inspire girls to follow studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). At last year's g4gBxl11 event, more than 250 girls took part in over one hundred workshops and activities on themes like "The Science of Digital Music," "Greenlight Mission to Mars," and "Design Your own Dream House".

We are always looking for individuals and organizations interested in collaborating with us to provide onsite support, workshop leaders and content and financial support for the day so we can keep this amazing day free and open for all attendees.  So if you or your organization would like to contribute to helping us deliver Greenlight@Brussels Day 2012, please contact us or sign up to attend the g4gbxl12 Info Evening at 19:00 on 3 September in Brussels.

Registration for g4gbxl12 will open online here on 10 September 2012!

Friday
May252012

OSS girls wear engineering hats for a day

"Do you know what I learned today?  Science is sticky!” exclaimed one OSS student after spending the afternoon constructing a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. 

On May 23, 50 students from Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford, Massachusetts had the opportunity to explore engineering as a career.  US Director, Sarah Thomas, and g4g Founder, Melissa Rancourt, led hands-on workshops using daisies, legos, spaghetti and marshmallows to demonstrate science and engineering concepts. 

The girls were also given the opportunity to learn about one of our greenlight schools in another part of the world – the Democratic Republic of Congo.  After viewing a video made by the girls in the DRC, “Science through our eyes”,  the OSS girls were full of questions about life in the Congo.  When seeing the girls at school, one OSS girl exclaimed, “They wear uniforms too!  Just like us.” 

Greenlight for girls would like to thank the Director and teachers of the school for their enthusiasm to conduct a day of science for the girls – and the girls themselves for an inspiring day for everyone.

More school visits and activities continue this week as we get ready for our big event day on 2nd June at UMass Dartmouth.     

Wednesday
Aug242011

Greenlightforgirls.org Day @Brussels 2011 Announced!

Yes, it's that time of year again!  After a very busy and exciting first year for Greenlightforgirls.org, we are pleased to usher in our second Greenlightforgirls.org Day @Brussels on Saturday, 26 November 2011, at the International School of Brussels

More details can be found on the event page.  And don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to attend and/or be involved!