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Young Women In Bio (YWIB) is a nationwide, nonprofit, volunteer organization that encourages young girls to  explore opportunities, education, and careers in STEM. YWIB is affiliated with Women In Bio.

Our goal at YWIB Atlanta is to create STEM activities, programs, and events geared towards encouraging middle and high school girls to consider careers in the life sciences. 

Our Mission

YWIB gives girls the inspiration and support they need to become tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a nonprofit with 13 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, we partner with leading companies, universities, hospitals and organizations to develop engaging, educational and motivational programs.  We exist to ignite the curiosity and fuel the passion in girls, supporting them as they shape and change the world.

YWIB Upcoming Events

Atlanta Science Festival, Exploration Expo 2019

The annual Atlanta festival (March 9, 2019  through March 23, 2019) hosts more than 100 amazing events for curious children and adults at venues throughout the Atlanta area. The Festival ends with Atlanta’s largest interactive science event - the Exploration Expo on March 23rd at Piedmont Park.  The YWIB-Atlanta Chapter is excited to return to the Exploration Expo for another year! The chapter will host a booth in Piedmont Park that will showcase demonstrations corresponding to famous women in science. The demonstrations will include flower dissection for Maria Silbylla Merian, a cell workshop for Elizabeth Blackburn, and strawberry DNA extraction for Rosalind Franklin. 

YWIB Past Events

Sarah Smith Elementary - STEM Night

 On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, YWIB-Atlanta was excited to return to the annual Sarah Smith Elementary STEM Night. YWIB-Atlanta volunteers enjoyed talking with over 400 students and parents about DNA. Students could participate in various activities with the YWIB volunteers including coloring a picture of a cell and learning about organelles, creating 3D DNA origami and performing DNA extraction from strawberries! YWIB-Atlanta is extremely thankful for the Agnes Scott College student volunteers. 

 

Agnes Scott College STEM Day

On April 14, 2018, students from Alcovy High School came to Agnes Scott College for the entire day to attend classes, take a tour of the campus, and participate in different STEM activities with Agnes Scott faculty and students. The high school students were from the “Gifted Girls” group at Alcovy. The Agnes Scott students who organized the day are from the Generating Excellence in Math and Science (GEMS) living and learning community. The Gifted Girls extracted DNA from strawberries then looked at the DNA under a microscope. 

Atlanta Science Festival, Exploration Expo 2019

On March 24th, 2018 the Atlanta YWIB chapter hosted a booth in Piedmont Park that showcased four demonstrations corresponding to famous women in science. The demonstrations included lily dissection for Maria Silbylla Merian, candy chromatography for Marie Curie, a cell workshop for Elizabeth Blackburn, and strawberry DNA extraction for Rosalind Franklin. We estimated over 1,500 girls enjoyed out demonstration with our awesome WIB and YWIB volunteers.

 

 Interested in Getting Involved?

YWIB-Atlanta would love to hear from you! We are always looking for ways to connect with the Community. Please contact Daisy Bourassa with any questions.