GirlSpring Receives AAUW Community Action Grant for STEM
GirlSpring is in the midst of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative, which is funded by a two-year Community Action Grant from AAUW (American Association of University Women). Our Executive Director is a member of the organization and learned about the opportunity at an AAUW meeting. We are excited to have this grant and the opportunity to expose our audience to the many opportunities available in STEM.
One of the most exciting things we’ve been able to do so far is host a STEM Fair for girls at Children’s Hospital in April 2017. We had about 100 girls, and a group of inspiring mentors form a variety of STEM fields, including veterinary medicine, psychology, nutrition, math, medicine, neuroscience, and more! We hope to collaborate with some of our partners and offer an even bigger fair next year!
• More articles about STEM activities on our website
• More incorporation of STEM into our public programs (save the date for a public screening of the film She Started It on August 18, 2017)
• More collaboration with other organizations in the community that offer STEM activities and resources
• More opportunities to meet women in STEM fields on our website, and in person through mentoring opportunities.
AAUW is a wonderful organization that promotes equity for women and offers opportunities for scholarships and fellowships. To learn more about AAUW and their opportunities, visit www.AAUW.org/
If you are interested in learning more about our STEM opportunities, or if you are a professional working in a STEM field and are interested in mentoring, please email Kristen@girlspring.com.