Ignite her curiosity! A powerful way to convey that STEM subjects are open to all is by sharing stories of girls and women who love science and technology. Surprisingly, not only is it helpful to introduce girls to real-life women in STEM through biographies, but fictional stories can also serve to forward girls’ interest in […]
From analyzing music, tracking down computer crime, to bringing extinct species back to life; there are an incredible amount of fascinating opportunities in the STEM field that many haven’t even heard of. In fact, there will be jobs available for high schoolers currently considering STEM – that don’t even exist yet. So, whether you’re obsessed […]
Engineer Your Life is a fantastic site for high school girls examining whether the field of engineering could be a good fit for them. The site is with loaded dream jobs that depict inspiring women loving what they do, while making a difference. Not only will girls feel excited about the different career possibilities in […]
SciGirls CONNECT is a national outreach effort to encourage educators to adopt new, research based strategies to engage girls in STEM. Visit www.scigirlsconnect.org and click on RESOURCES to find quick easy ways to supplement your curriculum with activities and videos. You will find low-cost, step-by-step instructions to teach a lesson on any of the following topics: earth […]
Educators! Listening to music about science is a fun and interesting way to get students engaged. Research has proven music to be very influential and can affect the listener deeply. Showing younger learners an artist they may recognize is a great way to build connections with STEM. Just like the “Fifty Nifty United States” song […]
The low number of female professors in STEM is not due to lack of female graduates. A study by the U.S. National Research Council found “more women than men are earning doctorates—yet women comprised 36 percent of assistant professors and only 27 percent of tenure candidates.” The problem is unwelcoming workplace conditions. For example female […]
In our globalized economy, knowledge of different languages, cultures, and social systems is critical. Cultural competence and language education is not a top priority in U.S. schools. Recently, the U.S. Government invested to increase STEM in schools. Unfortunately, language curriculum was not included in the investment….and it should be.
This year, STEM majors are expected to make the most money after graduation. In a survey by National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) “more than half the employers surveyed said they planned to hire graduates with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, making them the most sought-after candidates entering the job market.” Starting salaries for […]