5 Ways to Support a Future STEM Rockstar with AAUW and FabLab
Know a future STEM star who just needs a little encouragement, but don’t know where to start? AAUW and FabLab have you covered. Here are five ways to support a girl’s passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
1. Watch FabLab, the STEM lover’s favorite new show.
Each week, FabLab showcases fun science experiments and explores new stories of innovators in science and technology who are improving the world around them. That’s why AAUW is proud to collaborate with FabLab on their awesome new series.
See FabLab for yourself: Check your local listings to tune in, or set your DVR.
2. Bring math and science home with these experiments.
Looking for more ways to explore STEM fields at home? We have some ideas: Make “magic pepper,” “jumbo bubbles,” “elephant toothpaste,” and more fun concoctions with simple ingredients from your kitchen.
3. Take it to the next level with AAUW’s STEM education programs.
Ready for a taste of what it’s like to be a FabLab inventor for yourself? At AAUW, we’re supporting tomorrow’s “STEMinists” through our STEM education programs for middle school girls, AAUW Tech Trek and AAUW Tech Savvy. These AAUW member- and volunteer-led programs engage girls with hands-on science experiments, introduce girls to role models, and teach parents how to encourage their daughters!
4. Do your research — with AAUW research!
We support innovative STEM education opportunities because our research shows that middle school is a critical time to engage girls in these fields. By high school and college, the number of women in STEM fields drops, and the gender gap only widens in the STEM workforce.
But our research doesn’t just diagnose the problem: We also know how to solve it. We have plenty of great tips and advice, from creating welcoming classroom environments to cultivating a growth mindset to choosing courses.
5. Follow us on social media.
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Know someone else who’s ready to experiment with math and science, who’s concerned about the STEM gender gap, or who wants to inspire a girl in their life? Share these resources with friends, family, and your network. The girls we support today are the innovators of tomorrow.
AAUW collaborated with Green Works in a campaign to develop ways to spark girls’ scientific curiosity and connect them with female role models.
Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in STEM, Tech Trek helps girls plan their futures while having nonstop fun.
Tech Savvy is a daylong workshop for girls and their families to learn about STEM.