Event encourages girls in math and science

Fourth- and fifth-grade girls will gather at the Pegasus School tonight to show that science and math aren’t just for boys.

The school’s Explorers pilot program is hosting an interactive science event “Tinkering with Toys.”

The program was created to get girls aged 9 to 11 involved in science, technology, engineering and math while preparing them with the skills needed in the real world.

Kim McGrath, the director of fuel cell research at QuantumSphere Inc., and Nafisa Baker, a member of the group Women in Computer Science and an information and computer science student at UCI, will talk about their careers.

They will also discuss ways to encourage girls in math and science. UCI students will also put on different design and engineering lab activities for the girls.

The event begins at 6 tonight in the Pegasus School’s theater at 19692 Lexington Lane in Huntington Beach.

— Britney Barnes

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