Girls Inc. Receives Grant for STEM Projects
LOWELL — Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell received a $30,000 grant from the National Grid U.S. STEM Partnership to advance summer programs for young girls.
This is the fourth year the organization has received support from National Grid, according to Greater Lowell Girls Inc. Executive Director Tracy Ingersoll. “Very often, STEM careers are very lucrative careers,” Ingersoll said. And for young girls, “It’s not encouraged as much as it should be, I personally think,” she added.
The grant will fund summer program activities, which include STEM classes and week-long programs. This year, over 100 campers participated in STEM week programs, such as a marine dissection with a trip to local tide pools, and a tour of Harvard University.