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Below is a list of resource sites for girls and young women regarding STEM-related disciplines. Use this link for a printable version, suitable for handouts: STEM Resources for Girls
From the National Center for Women and Information Technology, Aspirations in Computing seeks to revolutionize the face of technology. Site
ChickTech is a national organization facilitating hands-on technology-centric events and programs to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through events, they build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry. Find a Chapter near you.
CoderGals is an organization where female high school mentors teach elementary school girls how to code through free after school workshops. Their mission is to spark young girls' interest in coding through fun, creative, and collaborative projects. Visit their website for information on starting a chapter in your area. No prior coding experience is necessary for mentors.
The field of computer science is known for being predominantly male. The percentage of women working in computer science-related professions has steadily declined since the 1990s, dropping from 35% to 25% in the last 15 years. In order to encourage more women to join this rapidly growing profession, ComputerScience.org has created a specifically focused guide to computer science, exploring essential information on careers, scholarships, and government programs to stimulate more participation in the field. We also have many other guides, including ones covering state-specific degrees and landing a job in computer science.
Discover Data Science
Discover Data Science is all about making connections between prospective students and educational opportunities in an exciting new field. We believe that the world can benefit from more well-trained data scientists working across all levels of industry and academia. This guide is intended to provide a general background and specific resources for women considering STEM fields.
Bright, energetic girls from all over the United States helped create the resources on this website. Available in English or Spanish, this site has career information, a gallery of women engineers, and info on preparing for an engineering career. Learn More
The FabFems directory is a national database of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions who are inspiring role models for young women. The FabFems directory is accessible to young women, girl-serving STEM programs, and other organizations that are working to increase career awareness and interest in STEM. Learn More
FabFems in Computer Science & Engineering
FabFems in Computer Science and Engineering represent a variety of traditional and non-traditional careers. Some of them are currently pursuing degrees, others are new to their field, and many are experienced professionals. They have access to resources and have many stories to share about their experiences. Check out this list of FabFems in Computer Science & Engineering. They just may have the answers to YOUR questions about a future in computer science and engineering! Learn More
Science, technology, engineering, and math are all around us! Nearly everywhere we look, we can find examples of how STEM explains, enables, and improves our lives. So how can you ignite your daughter‘s interest in STEM—and help her see that a future in STEM can make the world a better place? Nine Super-Easy Ways to Let Her Explore STEM
Girlstart's mission is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The world’s greatest challenges need new STEM ideas and insights. Half of the world’s potential ideamakers—women and girls—are discouraged from developing their ideas because of social bias or inequity. More girls with more ideas create more solutions. Learn More
Million Women Mentors
Million Women Mentors supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector in collaboration with over 60+ partners reaching over 30 million girls and women, 45+ corporate sponsors, and 35+ state leadership teams. Learn More
NCWIT's Top 10 Ways Families Can Encourage Girls' Interest in Computing
This Top 10 resource offers simple suggestions to encourage girls to study, and have a career in, computer science and related technology fields. Also available in Spanish.
SciGirls is a PBS KIDS weekly television series and companion Web site that aims to change how girls think about science, technology, engineering and math. The interactive Web site is a social networking environment where girls can connect and share ideas. Learn More. Also, check out SciGirlsConnect for additional resources and information.
The STEM Project
The STEM Project aims to increase diversity in the STEM fields with a mission to inspire, educate, and empower girls by creating positive awareness about STEM fields. They organize workshops on STEM topics and host an annual competition where middle school girls use their STEM skills to build something useful or conduct scientific research to solve a real-world problem. The online competition is accepting applications in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Application deadline is September 17, 2017.
ThinkSTEAM4Girls is an organization founded by a 16-year-old girl who loves coding and science and wants to inspire girls in her community to thrive in STEAM disciplines. The organizations mission is to educate, encourage, and empower K-12 girls to excel through programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Arts. Their ThinkBIG challenge is open to teams of 1-3 girls, ages 8-14, and is a contest to challenge girls to explore the importance of STEM. They also have a collection of Resources4Girls on their web site.
Women @Energy, from the Department of Energy, showcases talented and dedicated employees who are helping change the world, ensuring America's security and prosperity through transformative science and technology solutions. View profiles of women across the country, sharing what inspired them to work in STEM, what excites them about their work at the Energy Department, sharing ideas for getting more underrepresented groups engage in STEM, offering tips, and more. Learn more
The Women @NASA contains a collection of videos and essays showcasing women who work across a variety of departments at NASA. The stories demonstrate how these women work to make the world a better place, balance their personal and professional responsibilities, and overcome obstacles to pursue their dreams. The site contains resources to inspire girls in STEM, information for K-12 educators, and serves as a hub for women and outreach at NASA. Learn More