Seven Strategies Workshop
To change the demographics of engineers and scientists - to increase the diversity of those pursing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields - the conversation must change.
Seven Strategies Workshop: Explore seven strategies to engage girls (and all kids) in STEM! Learn the SciGirls Seven from PBS’s Emmy award winning show SciGirls which are rooted in what research has revealed engages girls (and all learners including underrepresented youth) in STEM. Walk away with research, practical applications and educator, role model and parent resources for the classroom and beyond.
Effective STEM Messaging Workshop: Explore effective imagery and messaging that engages K-12 students in formal and informal STEM education and excites them about the possibilities of STEM careers. Learn the latest research about engaging girls in STEM and explore the research-based best practices in messaging and hands-on activities that connect a diverse population in the excitement of STEM.
- Participants will know the basic research findings from the Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering report from the National Academy of Engineering and other related messaging and imagery research.
- Participants will know words and images to use to engage a more diverse population of students to consider STEM careers.
- Participants will know basic recommendations on how to engage girls in STEM pursuits and encourage girls to consider STEM careers from the American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Why So Few: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math report.
- Participants will explore five strategies for engaging kids in STEM that will help kids gain the experiences and confidence to succeed in the classroom and beyond.