Chicks Dig STEM

The recent National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit in New York was a rewarding day of sharing ideas and resources for connecting girls to innovative STEM programs. Here are some highlights of these resources:

Botball.org: Global, national, and regional robotics competitions for grades six through 12

Getting Hands-On with Soft Circuits: A workshop guide for creating an e-textiles program in schools. www.media.mit.edu/~emme.guide.pdf

Dotdiva.org: A nonprofit that encourages high school girls to pursue careers in computers

Mouse Squad NYC: Not just for girls, but this youth-development organization empowers underserved students to provide technological support and leadership in their schools. www.mousesquad.org

National Girls Collaborative Project: This project allows girls to collaborate on STEM-focused endeavors. Includes an online directory of programs and resources that encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM. www.ngcproject.org

Society of Women Engineers: Source of funding and networking for female teachers. outreach4change.org

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