Encouraging Girls in STEM
If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
First Lady Michelle Obama, September 26, 2011
Across the nation school districts are placing an emphasis on encouraging young women to study STEM-related subjects. As First-Lady Michelle Obama states, providing a hurdle-free learning environment for women and girls should be a shared mission. Knovation takes this responsibility seriously by supporting young women in seeking role models in STEM–related fields of study.
The netTrekker resources below highlight famous women in STEM-related fields. It is our hope that you can use these resources with the young ladies in your classrooms to spark curiosity and an enduring passion for learning about science, technology, engineering and math.
You can access all of these featured resources within netTrekker by doing a simple keyword search for October 2014 Newsletter.
Introduce your class to Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space. Besides being an inspiration to a generation of women, she has left an enduring legacy behind, even in her death. This resource is an easy group read with a short video. Go to Resource
Middle School Resource
This site features the place of women in scientific research throughout history. Perfect for research, this website offers biographies, photographs, and references. Go to Resource
High School Resource
netTrekker currently includes over 100 STEMConnector resources featuring profiles of women leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. To locate the STEMConnector collection simply keyword search STEM and Women. Go to Resource
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