Role Models Introducing Girls to the World of STEM
She Can STEM encourages all girls to stay interested in STEM by showcasing how messy, experimental, and hands-on STEM can be, and how daring to STEM can change the world. Through stories, students are introduced to women and girls who are changing the world with STEM. They build robots, find new sources of energy, study animals, play with slime, and invent apps. They help make the world a better (and cooler) place to be. For example, Victoria is a climate researcher who is trying to educate people about the changing Earth. Saritta is an entrepreneur who built her own company that uses blockchain to help people when their flights get delayed. Sarah is an Air Force pilot who is stationed in the historic 509th Bomb Wing. Bonnie leads a video-game studio. She and her team use math and coding to build new worlds in the Halo universe. The stories give students a sneak peek into how these women got their start in STEM and help students begin their own journeys. No matter what students want to do with STEM, resources from She Can STEM’s partners can help them get started with an online class or an in-person workshop.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) invite middle school and high school students to join A Space for Us All, a virtual educational experience examining and building on the legacy of achievement, connection, and knowledge of African Americans at NASA.
Better Health in Action: From Classroom to Community is an initiative of global biopharmaceutical company Takeda and edtech company Discovery Education. The two companies have partnered to offer health equity and STEM education topics to students, educators, and families in grades 6–8, free of charge.
Three new guides from the Voya Foundation’s National STEM Fellowship and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year give educators ideas on how to provide high-quality STEM career engagement experiences for their students.