5 Top Ways to get GIRLS DOIN’ STEM
40% of today’s jobs require DOERS that do STEM, but for a number of reasons we’re not seeing enough women in these roles. It’s up to parents, teachers, mentors and role models to do something about it.
1 Point girls toward mentors and role models in STEM — Strong mentors and role models are just what girls need to learn about career possibilities in STEM.
2 Help teachers get the right tools — The right resources will help get teachers doin’ what they do best—engaging girls early on through hands-on learning experiences.
Show girls the fun is in the failure — Girls can drop the pressure to be perfect because STEM is about trial-and-error, taking note of what went wrong and redesigning to get it right.
Teach girls that STEM careers do good — Studies show women want careers that make a difference in the world. So parents, teachers, mentors and role models should keep girls informed on the good things DOERS do through STEM.
Make mentoring future DOERS a priority — Mentoring and being a role model does a whole lot of good for our future DOERS, boosting their self-confidence and inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM.
Learning By Doin'
Hands-on learning is giving these DOERS the skills and confidence they need to succeed.
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