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Girls in Class

Girls in Science!

Skidmore’s Pre-College Program offers mentoring opportunities for Pre-College young women who enroll in one or more science courses.

  • Take college-credit bearing science courses with undergraduate students
  • Participate in scientific exploration through hands-on inquiry
  • Collaborate with peers who share your interest in science
  • Meet successful scientists, professors and college students

In addition, students will be invited to attend a lecture by artist Courtney Mattison ’08, an internationally recognized artist and ocean advocate working to inspire policymakers and the public to conserve our changing seas. She hand-sculpts intricately detailed ceramic sculptural works inspired by the fragile beauty of ocean ecosystems—primarily coral reefs—and the anthropogenic threats they face. Courtney’s delicate and often large-scale ceramic sculptural works have been exhibited at prominent science and art venues including the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Tang Museum, the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in an effort to promote awareness for the protection of our blue planet.

Girls in Science

Courtney Mattison '08, Our Changing Seas lll (detail), 10’ x 14’, 2014