Celebrating Women in Science

Celebrating Women in Science
Posted on 02/11/2021
Celebrating Women in Science

Thursday, February 11 is recognized as Women in Science Day and, here in ER, we are recognizing some of our amazing students who have taken an interest in the field. 


There are a number of different scientific courses offered at ER Schools, ranging from chemistry to physics to biology. Something that has drawn four students, in particular, to the field. Seniors Paige Elias, Sydney Freiberger, Emma Henrichs and Zoe Zutes have taken numerous science courses throughout their time in high school. (Some compete for the school’s Science Olympiad team, as well!) The students all say they’ve enjoyed trying different classes and finding what they like and don’t like within each specialization in the scientific field. The experience, they say, has helped them shape their career aspirations. 


Zoe wants to be a physical therapist. Sydney wants to be an aerospace engineer. Emma wants to be a chemical engineer. Paige wants to be a biological scientist.


That’s what makes science so amazing, they say. There are so many different components that make up science and you don’t have to be good at one thing to be interested in and love another. Somehow, these four girls who have taken many of the same classes all aspire to enter the field of science following school, yet none of them hopes to specialize in the same area. One message the girls wanted to pass along to their younger counterparts: “Don’t give up. Keep trying. Try new things. Ask questions. Think outside the box and expand your options.” The opportunities for women in science has grown so much over the last few years and these girls hope to see that trend continue.