For some years now science education in relation to girls has been a focus of American, British and European research. While initially the concern was with the importance of science to girls, more recently the emphasis has shifted somewhat to examine also the importance of girls to science. These issues have been addressed in a concentrated fashion at four GASAT (Girls and Science and Technology) Conferences held in the Netherlands (1981), Norway (1983), the United Kingdom (1985) and the United States (1987).