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This post is part of Mashable’s ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as well as initiatives and organizations working to close the industries’ gender gaps.

Around 9am on a weekend day, about 50 girls, all between ages 6 and 13, come into the Wilmington Parks and Recreation building in Wilmington, Delaware. Waiting for them are trays, aprons, gloves, goggles, and beakers on top of the tables. There are small cups of chemicals like borax and up front, a ringmaster in the form of a 16-year-old girl: Jacqueline Means, known locally as the STEM Queen.  Read more…

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