what is girls in stem?
According to one Forbes article, "The problem starts as early as grade school. Young girls are rarely encouraged to pursue math and science, which is problematic considering studies show a lack of belief in intellectual growth can actually inhibit it. In addition, there exists an unconscious bias that science and math are typically 'male' fields while humanities and arts are primarily 'female' fields, and these stereotypes further inhibit girls’ likelihood of cultivating an interest in math and science." The problem arises at a young age when these "gender roles" discourage young girls from pursuing STEM-relatied actvities.
Various organizations around the world are working hard to fill this gap by trying to spark the interest for STEM-related activities in girls from an early age. These organizations are made to encourage girls to persue careers in STEM fields. This is "girls in STEM".
what is this blog about?
Here, I hope to share my excitement for STEM with all my readers. I would like to eventally turn this blog into a community for my readers to make connections with one another. Not only this, I hope for it to become an avenue for girls and women to share their STEM-related experiences and advice for others to see.
This is a safe place for all my readers to:
Read STEM-relating blog posts
Connect with other ladies in STEM
Guest write on this blog
Find upcoming STEM-related events!