Girls in Science program hosted by the UW Fish Collection

The University of Washington’s Ichthyology Collection hosted the Girls in Science program in April and May 2017, teaching 16 girls the process involved in formally describing a new fish species. Jalene Weatherholt, Sarah Yerrace and Katherine Maslenikov showed the group how to measure, illustrate and compare features of their fish to those of other related fishes to see if they were different. At the end of the course, each group produced a complete poster from introduction to references, describing their fish species. For more details of this past cohort of the Girls in Science, click here. The next cohort of Girls in Science is currently being hosted by the Fish Collection, and they will present their posters in FTR 005 on Monday, December 4, 5:45-6:30 pm. All are welcome. 

UW Fish Collection staff members and part of the Girls in Science training team, Jalene Weatherholt and Sarah Yerrace.

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