On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, I could think of no better or more delightful activity than interviewing my awesome niece about her love of science and her equally awesome role models (e.g., my sister, a wickedly smart psychiatrist and health equity researcher).
Read on to learn about what 7-year-olds are up to in the science classroom and what makes science endlessly exciting. At Those Nerdy Girls, we take great pride in our all-woman team and are working hard to expand our influence on girls and women across the country. We aim to be role models to aspiring young girls and women interested in science-related careers. To them we say today: Rock on! Be true to yourself. Follow your passions. And without further ado, here is a brief interview with a very young Nerdy Girl.
❓ Tell us your name, age, and your favorite activity.
✋🏼 My name is Hannah Beth, I’m 7 and three-quarters. I’ll be 8 in April! My favorite activity is art.
❓ What do you want to be when you grow up?
✋🏼 I want to be a kindergarten teacher or a psychologist.
❓ Tell us what you are learning in science right now.
✋🏼 I’m learning about magnets!
❓ Tell us why you like science.
✋🏼 I love how it can tell us how stuff around us works. Like how the human body works or how magnets work! OR…how other creatures’ bodies work!
❓ Do you have any role models of women in science?
✋🏼 My MOMMY!
Yours in science,
Nerdy Girl Sara