A geology major at Bryn Mawr, Christina Lee '12, who now teaches at Girls Prep Bronx Middle School, was a member of the first group to graduate with the American Museum of Natural History's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Earth and space science.
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Lee is especially interested in motivating girls to pursue science. Statistics show that gender differences emerge at the college and postgraduate levels, with far fewer women than men attaining degrees in engineering, computer science, math, and the physical sciences. The numbers are even more pronounced among black and Hispanic women.
“In most universities, science is driven by male students, but when you erase that it’s more comfortable,” says Lee, who made a conscious choice to teach in an all-girls’ school. “I definitely see that with these girls. They are normally so self-conscious but because there are no boys, they aren’t afraid to take chances.”
Find out more about the MAT program online.