PCOM Hosts Girls Inc. Eureka!July 20, 2022
On Thursday, July 14, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted Girls Inc. Eureka! on the Philadelphia campus. Girls Inc. Eureka! is a five-year STEM-based program for rising 8th-grade girls
in the Philadelphia area. During this visit, students in the program were led by current
PCOM students and staff through a day filled with activities. These activities included
a tour of the PCOM anatomy lab, a networking lunch and job shadowing with PCOM professors.
“We are very happy to welcome Girls Inc. Eureka! to campus and share with them a variety
of career opportunities in the field of STEM,” shared Alicia Hahn-Murphy, MS, assistant
director, diversity and community relations.
According to their website, Girls Inc. Eureka! works to build confidence and skills
through hands-on opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. The program
also incorporates physical fitness, personal development and college and career readiness.
Eureka! broadens girls’ academic and career interests, encourages enrollment in advanced
math and science courses, promotes positive risk-taking and assists girls in developing
Ms. Hahn-Murphy worked with the Girls Inc. Eureka! team to coordinate this event.
This was the second year PCOM hosted students from the program. This event is one
of several pathway programs organized by the PCOM Office of Diversity and Community Relations that aims to introduce
careers in STEM-related fields to students in the area.
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