STEM – Girls’ Recognition Night

After a two year hiatus, the Beaver Valley Branch of AAUW in conjunction with the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) is hosting its annual Girls’ Recognition Night (GRN) on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm in the Learning Resource Center, Lower Level, Room 103, at CCBC.

GRN is a program that is designed to celebrate two outstanding eighth grade girls in each Beaver County school district, one who excels in science and one who excels in math.  The girls are selected by their math and science teachers for their enthusiasm and talent in science and math, components of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects. They are recognized with a certificate and an essay written by their teachers. GRN is intended to encourage middle school girls to enroll in math and science courses in high school and beyond that can lead to careers in STEM fields.

 There will be a presentation by a panel of women who are established in their respective STEM careers. You are cordially invited to attend the program with a reception, provided by CCBC, to follow.  In addition, this year the Carnegie Science Center Mobile Lab in partnership with GNR will present a program for the recipients at CCBC on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:00 am.

TEACHERS: You make it possible for GRN to be a successful event.  Please complete the application form for your nominee by clicking here: 2022 Girls’ Recognition Night Application Form. The essay you write will be read aloud at the awards presentation. After completing the form, email the form to joannlecrone@hotmail.com by February 22, 2022. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process, please contact Joann Lecrone at her email address listed above.  Thank you for helping AAUW recognize these outstanding young students.

AAUW asks every science and math teacher from each school district in Beaver County to select two of their 8th grade female students in their classes to be recognized at this event.  They were asked to choose students with:

1.) An exceptional interest or passion for math or science.

2.) A potential for growth in the subject area

3.) Class participation, effort, enthusiasm, grades, in-class projects, & problem-solving ability.

We believe that teachers, advisors, role models and parents can favorably affect the attitudes of young women and persuade them that they are every bit as qualified as young men to pursue math and science careers.  Being praised for their interest and performance and being shown that there are indeed many female achievers in technical and non-traditional fields can make a great difference to a young woman in deciding which courses to take in high school and college.