Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs promote inquiry and exposure to girls to adopt a wider range of programs. Through Wonderfully Made workshops, we promote and develop programs that encourage our girls to critical assess and discover new learning possibilities.
What is STEM?
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. STEM integrates learning based on world applications. Our programs will focus on creating mentorships with women in the field, and exposing girls to their careers. Hosting workshops and inquiry-based learning in classrooms, presentations and field trips to specific centers. Finally, participating in competitions and activities that promote STEM inquiry.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Many young women are not exposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematical field. There are assumptions about our capacity as women, and our ability to demonstrate success within the field. By exposing young women to STEM activities as a child, you give them opportunities to inquire, explore, and develop insight into a world that will advance their careers. Through S.T.E.M. programs, girls can enhance their critical thinking skills, explore innovation and creativity, expand their knowledge of technology, and develop solutions to make our world a better place.
Our ideas are not new. In the United States, there are many programs which promote mentorship amongst Black women.
Black Girls Do Stem is a program that focuses upon developing equitable representation of Black women across all STEM fields. The program seeks to trigger girls’ curiosity in STEM programs.
The Black Girls Create Project: A Pilot Culturally Responsive Informal STEM Learning Program This program provides a culturally-responsive approach to increase girls’ confidence and interest in STEM. By focusing particularly on Black girls, the program focuses upon enriching and supporting girls economic stability.
The Science of Colour: Black and Brown Girls in Stem focuses on the premises by sparking girls’ interests now in STEM, they will grow up to become smart, capable and driven women.
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