Beth Johnson (@planetarypan)
This week we welcome Czarina Salido to the Weekly Space Hangout. Czarina is the Executive Director of Time In Cosmology and the founder of the 501(3)(c) non-profit Taking Up Space.
Taking Up Space is a program that sends Native American girls to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. According to a 2014 article by the Girl Scout Research Institute (https://www.girlscouts.org/join/educators/generation_stem_full_report.pdf), “Research shows that girls start losing interest in math and science during middle school.” Taking Up Space introduces them to fun, hands-on experiences that help to facilitate a high level of interest in STEM and STEM-related areas throughout middle school and beyond.
You can learn more about Czarina by reading https://tucson.com/thisistucson/tucsonlife/czarina-salido-fighting-to-help-young-native-american-girls-discover/article_d226f77e-c325-11e7-8ed3-27dc12832099.html
To learn more about Taking up Space, visit their website at https://taking-up-space.org/about/
You can learn more about Time in Cosmology here: https://timeincosmology.com/
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