The Best of Our Knowledge
2:37 am
Mon May 7, 2007

The Best of Our Knowledge # 868

Albany, NY – THE YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SCHOOL OF EAST HARLEM, NEW YORK , Pt. 2 of 2 -
Three years ago, The Young Women's Leadership Foundation took
a group of science students to the Mississippi Delta. That trip netted
them the Young Science Achiever's Award. This is all part of the
science program at The Young Women's Leadership School in East
Harlem, New York. TYWLS is a public school. It's all girls. And its
student body is comprised 100% of minority groups. The Young
Women's Leadership School also holds the distinction of enrolling
everyone of its senior girls into college every year.

Last week, we spoke with several teachers and students about their
math and science curricula, and learned more about what actually
goes on inside their classrooms. You can still hear that show on line
at The Best of Our Knowledge website at www.wamc.org.

This week, we venture outside the classroom, as a marine science
teacher takes her class on a rain-drenched field trip to gather samples
and data. Students also tell us their goals for college and careers, and
we find out more about the school's formula for success.
Blue Chevigny reports from East Harlem. (12:09)

**(Attention Program Directors. The website mentioned at the
conclusion of the above story for interested listeners to go, should
they desire additional information about The Young Women's
Leadership School is: www.tywls.org.)**

EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND EFFORTS TO GET MORE YOUNG
WOMEN INTO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CAREERS -
Efforts to get young women and girls more interested in science and
technology are not unique to the United States and Canada. Attempts
are underway in Europe as well. For instance, the Faculty of Science
at the University of Amsterdam, consists of four departments with 1,200 researchers and lecturers, including 150 full - and part-time professors,
operating in ten research institutes. One of these researchers is Dr.
Jacobijn Sandberg. Radio Netherlands, Laura Durnford, attended a
recent technology expo in Holland, where she put the problem of
declining numbers of girls in the sciences to the event's speaker,
Professor Jacobijn.
Laura Durnford reports from Holland. (7:00)