We got a wonderful write-up in the Toronto Star!
Isobel D’Iorio knows her electrons from her neutrons.
The 15-year-old science whiz at Humberside Collegiate Institute thinks nothing of conjuring up imagery to explain how chemistry works.
“My friend, a music student, was having trouble understanding how electrons work. I explained it to her comparing electrons to notes on a piano. I think she got it.”
It’s not surprising D’Iorio is considering pursuing a career in engineering or science. But she’s got a problem: no one is taking her seriously, and she wants to know why. “Any time I talk to an adult, or friend, and say I might like to take science or math or anything in that field as a career I’m given a ‘ya right.’ I think there’s a stigma towards girls in the field, maybe people think it’s too much work for a girl.”
Ryerson’s Youth Think Tank is investigating why girls aren’t getting into engineering
The Toronto Star – Thursday May 4, 2014