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Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM Valentines

Marie Curie

Mae Jemison

Ada Lovelace

Ynes Mexia


About Girls in STEM: Each summer, the Museum of Discovery offers free one-week workshops for girls ages 12-15.  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.

Spring Break 2021 Returning Girls in STEM workshop

We are hosting a special “Girls in STEM” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 22-24 (during Spring Break) for girls who have attended a past “Girls in STEM” program. This session will take place on the campus of Central Arkansas Library System’s downtown campus. Girls can choose to attend virtually or in-person. Please register by filling out the participation form and completing references by March 1.

Summer 2021 Girls in STEM 

June 7-11, 2021 Little Rock (returning attendees)

June 14-18, 2021 Little Rock (first-time attendees)

June 21-25, 2021 Little Rock (first-time attendees)

June 28-July 2, 2021 Blytheville (first-time and returning attendees)

July 5-9, 2021 Stuttgart (first-time and returning attendees)

July 12-16, 2021 Jonesboro (first-time and returning attendees)

To apply to any of the free summer 2021 Girls in STEM programs above, complete the application by April 1st.

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 (pictures are from pre-Covid programs.)

For more information on participating or serving as a mentor, email Shannon Jones at

Click here to financially support and help grow Girls in STEM


We are very thankful for our corporate sponsors.