STEM Education and Mentoring Ideas for High School Girls?
February 6, 2014 3:58 PM Subscribe
Through work I am co-leading an effort to do STEM outreach at a local high school. There are several different groups as part of the effort. One group is focusing on mentoring and another is running an app building contest, etc. I am working with the group whose job it is to encourage women and girls to get involved in STEM course tracks, specifically IT.
posted by seesom to Education (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My audience is high school girls grades 10-12. The objective is to encourage them the signup for the STEM course tracks and also help retain the students who are currently already enrolled in the STEM course track. We will have 4 sessions with them lasting from 1 to 1.5 hours, once a month. We decided that for the last session we would like to sponsor a 'field-trip' to our office lab, which is basically just a cool space with lots of neat tech demos etc. What are some ideas for activities or sessions for the earlier classes? It would be great if each session could build on the previous in some way to help retain knowledge and build impact, but not required.