UMass Dartmouth welcomes area Greenlight for Girls, focuses on science

"G4G" leadership includes founder with Fall River roots, board member who is New Bedford native, Dartmouth resident; G4G and University's Kaput Center continue collaboration with 3rd annual on-campus science day

Whales! Electricity! Biotech! Dozens of girls ages 10 to 15 will come to UMass Dartmouth's main campus tomorrow to listen, learn and enjoy hands-on science experiments as Greenlight for Girls returns to Dartmouth for the third year in a row. 

Greenlight for Girls, founded by Fall River's own Melissa Rancourt, has grown into an international leader in the effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to girls of all ages and backgrounds, in order to stimulate greater participation of girls and women of all ages in STEM-related studies and careers. 

Similar events are held around the world, from the SouthCoast to Kinshasa, DR Congo. UMass Dartmouth's G4G event is held in collaboration with the James J. Kaput Center, directed by Dr. Stephen Hegedus. 

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