Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Writing Girl Scientists

Here's a NSF-funded project for children's writers who want to write fiction about girls and science. (The Feminist Press at CUNY)

They're looking for scientific detective stories, stories about "real young women" ..."aspiring gymnasts, ice skaters, actors, dancers--using a knowledge of science to help them become really good at what they do," and manga. Or, anything you'd like, really, if you read the call closely.

Sounds like an interesting proposal, though I have to say I think excellent, engaging, enthusiastic math teachers at all U.S. junior and senior high schools might be more effective!

link via Critical Mass