STEMEd for Girls

Are you interested in the STEM fields and all the potential they hold—especially for girls like you?

STEMEd for Girls is a FREE exciting online program created for high school girls —with a particular focus on girls of color—and the people who support them. Whether you are just starting to explore an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math, or you have already decided to major in STEM in college, this program will help you prepare for the journey from 9th grade to 12th grade.

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AAUW STEM Ed for girls

STEMEd for Girls is a FREE series of lively, informative, and engaging virtual workshops that will pave the way for your success as you move through high school, into college, and eventually on to your career. Designed for those who want to stand out among their peers, the program:

  • Illustrates what leadership in STEM looks and feels like, emphasizes the rewards of innovation, describes different types of mentorship relationships, discusses what it means to have and expect a sense of belonging in STEM, presents coping strategies, and shares many more skills you can use for advancement and promotion in high school.
  • Demystifies the world of STEM and shows how accessible—and exciting—these fields can be.
  • Explores the different subject areas that you can choose as a college major, including biologychemistryengineeringmathematicsphysics, and technology/computer science.
  • Shows the many types of lucrative jobs and careers a STEM education can prepare you for.
  • Connects you with AAUW STEM Ambassadors who will inspire and guide you in your education and beyond.
  • Works with your parents, guardians, and other caregivers to make sure you have all the support and encouragement you need on your pathway to STEM.

Gain confidence, have fun, get inspired—and join a national community of girls and women excited about the endless opportunities in STEM. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest STEMEd for Girls news.


STEMEd For Girls 2023/2024 Schedule

Caregivers are welcome to join the Girls workshops.

While the schedule is divided between caregivers and girls, all sessions are designed for girls and their communities of support. Caregivers, please feel free to join any session that sparks your interest. Caregivers include anyone supporting high school girls on their journey toward STEM such as parents, legal guardians, teachers, counselors, community members, etc.

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024
Pathways to STEM
Wednesday September 6, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST  

College Search & Selection (Workbook)
Wednesday October 4, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST  

Careers in STEM Exploration Session 
Wednesday November 15, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST       

Voices of Caregivers
Wednesday February 21, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST         

How/When to Offer Support and Guidance 
Wednesday March 27, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST    

Caregivers partnering with School Administrators
Wednesday April 24, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST       

Looking Ahead + Summer Goals
Wednesday May 22, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST      
Pathways to STEM/Roadmap
Wednesday September 6, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST  

Coping - STEM Topic Exploration: Mathematics
Wednesday September 20, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST    

College Search & Selection (Workbook)
Wednesday October 4, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST   

Innovation - STEM Topic Exploration: Chemistry
Wednesday October 18, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST  

Careers in STEM Exploration Session 
Wednesday November 15, 2023 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST  

Advancement - STEM Topic Exploration: Technology
Wednesday February 7, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST    

Sense of Belonging - STEM Topic Exploration: Physics
Wednesday March 6, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST    

Leadership - STEM Topic Exploration: Engineering
Wednesday April 3, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST    

Mentorship - STEM Topic Exploration: Biology
Wednesday May 8, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST    

Voices of Students
Wednesday June 5, 2024 | 7:00- 8:30 PM EST    

Learn more about the successes of the summer 2022 sessions


Our Supporters

AAUW STEMEd for Girls is supported by the Arconic Foundation and the Baxter International Foundation.

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