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Encouraging Girls to Explore STEM

With the increased focus on STEM in education in recent years, many educators are becoming more aware of the impact of these concepts. However, there is still a significant gender gap in STEM which needs to be addressed, starting with the early years of education.
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Encouraging Girls to Explore STEM
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    Girls in Engineering is a camp put on by Berkley Engineering that is focused on encouraging relevant skills and knowledge to elementary level students. The video highlights the impact of the program with lots of smiling faces and interesting work being showcased.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    Providing a glimpse into one post secondary institution's efforts to build up their future female enrolments, this video shows that their purpose is about much more than simply earning money. With engaging testimonials from young girls, the video effectively fights stereotypes about what young girls are interested in.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    Not only does this video address the reality of a shortage of young women taking part in STEM related careers, but it also doubles the impact by adding race to the discussion. This is an interesting profile of an underrepresented demographic in technology careers today, which will hopefully encourage young girls to pursue their interests despite social pressures.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    There are a lot of videos in this collection, but when Technology is one of the core parts of STEM, it seems like an appropriate medium to spread the message that girls are indeed interested in these subjects.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    This infographic contains a lot of information in an easy to navigate and eye pleasing presentation. It explores many of the reasons why STEM education is important for all students.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    Yes, at its core, Goldie Blox is a company that is selling toys to consumers. But, it is also much more than that. It is a movement that is devoted to increasing the number of young girls interested in STEM related subject matter. As girls age, social pressures have traditionally pushed them away from STEM, but these toys are aimed at rebuilding equality in the classroom and the workforce.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    This article approaches the subject of females in STEM related careers and offers insights into ways that these careers can be promoted to help offset this gender imbalance.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    A podcast that explores the gender gap in STEM related careers, this engaging conversation with a university professor helps to introduce the topic and provides numerous talking points that direct the listener to further exploration.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do I address the gender gap in STEM education in my school? Is it possible to encourage young girls to explore these concepts more?