17 year-old girls can say they've worked in a biochemistry lab at
Stanford University, or watch a space shuttle launch. Not many.
Christine is a rare find, indeed.
is a 17-year-old senior in high school. Science has always been
Christine's favorite subject. Pursuing her love of science, she
worked at a biochemistry lab at Stanford University last summer,
where she made backup copies of yeast strains for a project designed
to map the genome of the yeast cell. She is also a member of the
Young Women of NASA Advisory Council. As part of that group she's
witnessed a shuttle launch, participated in the YWAC conference,
and worked on the YWAC web site. Something she describes as the
most exciting thing she's ever done.
her work she has realized the difficulties involved in getting girls
into science and technology. She works twice as hard as she normally
would to help solve this problem and inspire other girls to follow
their science dreams. Her advice for girls: "Try new things and
find out what you really enjoy. Don't forget to have fun, explore,
and live life!"
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