Early exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts can inspire and prepare girls to pursue careers in engineering and related fields. But, even at the elementary level, girls face challenges and barriers that reduce the likelihood that they will persist in STEM career choices. The SWE Outreach Committee invites adult advocates to participate in an interactive workshop on how to successfully introduce STEM concepts to girls. The workshop will arm advocates with techniques to counter common barriers such as the fear of failure, social stigmas, and gender biases. The discussion will also address the power of mentors, role models, and caretakers to make a difference for young girls.
After attending this course, you should be able to:
- Recognize the long-term advantages of early STEM literacy.
- Identify effective methods to introduce STEM concepts to elementary-level students.
- Apply techniques to counter common social barriers.
Duration: 44 minutes