Lowell supervisor mentors young scientists

science-club-for-girls-lrgeLien Gauthier, a gas construction Supervisor in Lowell, MA, is currently volunteering with the Science Club for Girls in Lawrence, MA as a Mentor Scientist.

Lien provides support to the high school-aged Junior Mentors and helps 4th and 5th graders relate their experiments and lessons to actual research and real-world issues. “Being a mentor helps me give something back to our communities as well as help inspire and foster girls’ development and interests,” she said.

Since its founding in 1994, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has connected girls in K-12, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science and engineering programs. Their teenage girl leadership program is centered on the exploration of careers in science and technology.

“Having focused my secondary education and career on science and technology, I felt I had something to offer girls who were looking to learn about science,” said Lien, who first volunteered for the SCFG a decade ago.

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