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Wayne State's GO-GIRL program inspires girls in science, math

July 8, 2014

According to the National Science Board, women made up only 28 percent of all science and engineering jobs in 2010. But Wayne State University is hoping to get more girls interested in stem careers -- which stands for science, technology, engineering and math -- with its GO-GIRL program. GO-GIRL stands for Gaining Options, Girls Investigate Real Life. The program starts off as a 10-week course during the winter semester spending Saturdays learning about careers in stem fields. Then, during the summer, they spend four days on campus, live in the dorms and experience college-level courses. Mentors also play a huge part with the learning process with this program.