Girls in STEM
About Girls in STEM: Each summer, the Museum of Discovery offers free one-week workshops for girls ages 12-16. The purpose of Girls in STEM is to give participants an opportunity to explore STEM careers with hands-on activities led by female STEM professionals, ultimately encouraging them to continue their STEM studies and even pursue STEM careers. The Museum of Discovery has made this a priority as there continues to be a gender gap in STEM careers with men outnumbering women.
Summer 2022 Girls in STEM:
North Little Rock at Pulaski Tech
June 6-10 (New Girls Only)
June 13-17 (New and Returning Girls)
June 20-24 (New and Returning Girls)
June 27- July 1 (Returning Girls Only)
Application for New Girls
Application for Returning Girls
*Due to a lack of interest, the Girls in STEM in Blytheville has been canceled.
In the spring of 2020, we compiled data; surveys; and interviews from Girls in STEM participants from over the years to determine the impact of the program, this is what we we learned: Girls in STEM’s Impact
For more information on participating or serving as a mentor, email Grace Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org
Launched by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the IF/THEN® Initiative is a nationwide effort to advance women innovators in STEM fields and inspire the next generation of girls. The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) has partnered with the IF/THEN® Initiative to galvanize the efforts of science centers and museums to increase the number of women STEM professionals depicted within their institutions’ exhibit and educational content. ASTC awarded $3,000 to the Museum of Discovery to expand Girls in STEM, for girls to conduct engineering activities for museum guests.