STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
11 February 2021 – International Women & Girls in Science Day
A guide from AeroGuard called “Women in Aviation: Past, Present and Future”, provided by Billy Adams, Outreach Coordinator, AeroGuard:
“Currently, men make up roughly 93% of all certified pilots, but despite the numbers, woman have played a huge part in aviation history, and there is immeasurable possibility to influence more in the future as well. As the title gives away, this guide examines the progression of women in aviation, from past to present and will also look at what we expect to see in the future.”
Baylor’s EdD online in Learning and Organizational Change. How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children (US based).
Driving Science Forward: Girls and Young Woman’s Guide to STEM
Visit Girls in STEM (Link provided by Kelly from Seattle, WA)
Women in STEM: A Guide to Bridging the Gender Gap – provided by Alice Davies, Maryville University Online. (Includes recommended reading and resources).
Also see the eLC Computer page here
Women in Engineering and Technology – a resource discovered by Hannah in the US, whilst researching for her Girl Scout troop’s ‘Think Like an Engineer’ Badge).
STEM Activities and Games
‘A great thing about the STEM subjects is that they can actually be easy and fun to learn about. There are all sorts of neat activities and fun games you can try that can also help you learn. You might even find that they help you do better in school!’
This link was discovered by STEM Student, Stella (US) who commented: “… a terrific resource to make available for others – Just like me.”
The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. (US website)
The guide features summer camps, websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for students in elementary school to high school.
Foundation for Educational Development, Inc. (FEDI)
Every year since 1993, FEDI has developed programs designed to encourage the next generation to pursue educational and career paths in STEM.
Ultimate Leadership Guide for Women In Edtech
A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs in Edtech: Driving the Future of Female Leadership in Technology. Read more here (US Site)
A Guide to Engaging Girls in Early STEM Learning
STEM learning focuses on educating individuals of all ages — primarily school-aged children and teens — in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Integrating STEM learning into the curriculum is an important part of the modern education system because it helps to promote creative thinking and provides children and teens with essential skills they’ll need to succeed in the future. (see more on the website).
Cryptocurrency and blockchains – resources for women
BitIRA has produced some resources for women in STEM and says:
“It’s important that women’s participation in cryptocurrency business and blockchain tech happens quickly. Early adopters who develop blockchains and invest in cryptocurrencies before they go mainstream get the lion’s share of its wealth and influence.
“Unless women get involved soon, two important opportunities might get missed: the chance to make their mark on modern finance, and the moment to share the wealth that new, successful technologies bring.
“Whether you are a woman—at any stage in your career—trying to break into cryptocurrency, or perhaps you are writing a grant to obtain support for women in crypto-related pursuits, this directory contains a comprehensive set of resources.” Visit the website here.
For some general information on the subject, check out these videos:
Women in STEM Resources
Here is another website to look at. The author writes:
“I once thought that due to the efforts of the past generation of women, the battle for equality was over. One day, sitting as a senior in Prof Jay Gamble’s class at the University of Calgary, I said as much when he was giving his arguments as to why feminism is important today and benefits men as well as women. I said, “At least women are paid the same today.” I’ll never forget when he looked at me and said, “Oh, you think you’ll get paid the same as a future physics professor? Check out the latest report on the earnings of female and male professors across the universities in Canada.” This sentence changed my life and I started to check out the continuing bias facing women in science and in the workforce in general.” Visit the website here.