WEBS (Women Empowered By Science) is one of the great programs that comes out of Wilkes University. This brings middle school girls on campus to do activities with faculty or their lab members with the goal of building interest in science. Last year a news crew from WNEP came did a segment on our efforts.
One of my worries is that there's a gap between middle school and college where they might lose interest. To address this I started taking high school girls into the lab and I called it WEBS 2.0. This year I had two high school juniors and they worked on our barcoding project.
Today was their last day and they asked the best question they could have asked:
"Can we do this next year?"