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Museum of Discovery’s Girls in STEM Program Returns to Jonesboro

Little Rock, Ark (Aug 14, 2020) – The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock has announced that its free “Girls in STEM” program, which seeks to encourage girls, ages 12-15, to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers, will return to the campus of  Arkansas State University (ASU) for the fourth year in a row. Traditionally, the program was held at ASU during a week in the summer, but due to changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Girls in STEM will be presented on three consecutive Saturdays: September 12, 19 and 26.

“Girls in STEM” gives participants an opportunity to explore STEM careers as they engage in hands-on activities led by female STEM professionals, ultimately encouraging them to continue their STEM studies and even pursue STEM careers. According to the Museum of Discovery, the program and its activities will be held while keeping participants safe.

“Safety is our top priority,” said Shannon Jones, Girls in STEM Director. “Participants, staff and in-person mentors will be required to wear masks, and we will be set up to allow for social distancing and frequent sanitization. Some of our mentors will even engage with us via Zoom. We’re confident we can help these girls realize their potential in future STEM careers in a safe environment thanks to our tremendous partners at ASU.”

“Girls in STEM” began in Little Rock at the Museum of Discovery in 2013 and has expanded through the years to three additional cities: Blytheville, Jonesboro and Stuttgart.

Young ladies interested in participating in the free program must apply by September 4 at For more information, email Shannon Jones at

Museum Information

Founded in 1927, Museum of Discovery is the state’s oldest museum.  Its mission is to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences.  To learn more, visit


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