The Maynard group is committed to educational outreach and promoting diversity and equal opportunity. Several of our exciting efforts are highlighted below.
Teaching K-12 girls about science through partnership with the Girl Scouts of LA
Women are underrepresented in science and engineering. In an effort to help remedy this, Maynard and her group familiarize kindergarten through 12th grade girls with nanobiotechnology through a multipronged approach. This includes creating a summer science internship program for high school Girl Scouts and by having tables at big events such as the Girl Scouts Science Fair and annual Cookie Kickoff.
Cait and Dina have a fun chemistry booth at Girltopia October 29, 2011
Girl Scouts High School Summer Internship Program - Julianne with her poster and graduate student mentor, Cait.
Cait Decker talks to a Brownie scout about polymers at the Girl Scouts Science Fair; the girl is holding the slime we helped her make.
To look at our poster for the Girls Scout Science Festival 2010, click [HERE].
To look at a photo from the 2011 annual Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles' Cookie Kick-Off, click [HERE].
Outreach to adult community
Maynard gives lectures to nonscientists to help familiarize the community on nanotechnology.
Heather gives a talk to parents and students on nanotechnology at UCLA Parent's Weekend 2008.
To learn more about nanotechnology and nanomedicine, click here: [PPT] [PDF]