- Teresa Hernandez
- Sand Lake, MI
- United States
A way for young women who are interested in science to find labs in nearby universities to do their research and test their ideas.
While watching this TED Talk, I was moved by the willingness of the first two presenters to contact over a hundred people asking them to help them test their hypothesis. Because I teach in a university, I was struck by how few people agreed. This made me think of the number of young women who maybe only contacted 99 and therefore never got a "yes." How can that be? This made me start thinking of how more universities might encourage high schools students in their communities to pursue their scientific questions.
If there was a sort of cyberconnection to help curious students who are innovating ideas to connect with scientists who had the labs and the resources to help the students test their ideas, students and ideas would flourish. What if, we could create a database of labs with the resources that students could access, then might this not allow for more learning and encourage young women to innovate?