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Carnegie Mellon's 'Science with a Sparkle' goes viral

Carnegie Mellon recently found itself in the middle of a firestorm when a photo of its Scout science programs were published online: Boy Scouts were offered engineering and chemistry; Girl Scouts offered “Science with a Sparkle” health and beauty products. Of course the photo wasn’t the whole story. It prompted some sympathy from UIC’s Director of Women in Science & Engineering, Veronica Arreola, who also is behind the Viva La Feminista blog. She's also a Girl Scout Troop leader for her daughter. She joins us in studio to talk about the article and the reality of getting girls i

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