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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Sunday, February 11th, held a very important observance we can recognize as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Although many females now work in the STEM field, in the 1800s, female scientists were not as fortunate to receive that level of equality. An example of an admirable scientist who paved the way for women in STEM is Marie Curie. She was the first female scientist, and she discovered Radium and Polonium. Curie is important in our daily lives as she is a role model we can look up to. In Curie’s lifetime she had many accomplishments such as earning two Nobel Prizes. Due to her dedication and hard-work for science, 33% of scientists around the world are females.

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Among those scientists is Mrs. Tang, an AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C: M & EM teacher, here at ACP. Mrs. Tang is one of the five female science teachers at our school, and she got into teaching the subject specifically because she believes you can view the world from a different perspective, after learning Physics. Mrs. Tang is a modeler who hopes to open doors for students to enjoy the beauty of Physics and discover it as their own passion. When I interviewed Mrs. Tang, she explained to me, “By sharing my own experiences and real-life related situations, I can support and guide younger female students to think deeper into Physics. In some respects, I believe that girls and boys are equally as strong and as smart, sometimes girls may even have strengths that boys may not possess.”

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Mrs. Larsen, Mrs. Nichols, Mrs. Nath, Mrs. Sims, and Mrs. Suriyan are the other Science teachers at ACP. They all are female role models for the younger female students interested in STEM. Their efforts serve as proof of the ability to accomplish anything with dedication. Students at ACP look up to these wonderful and amazing teachers for everlasting guidance, inspiration, and hope for their future. Their essence that is present all around ACP will always remain alive, inviting students to believe that their dreams and goals can be achieved. So don’t forget to strive for the impossible and extraordinary. Go Knights! 

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