STEMinistas @ MiSci

STEMinistas @ MiSci
March 9, 2016 paperlesslion

STEMinista are working to make sure young girls today grow up to be the Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians of tomorrow. The Michigan Science Center recently launched the STEM-and-girls Project. DPTV and Detroit leaders joined the Partnership. Watch online:

Women comprise less than 25% of the STEM workforce. 50% of women in STEM careers drop out in the first 10 years. Over the past 5 years, high school boys interest in STEM is increasing, while girls interest in STEM is decreasing. The gender gap in interest in STEM appears in middle school…even at a point while girls are still out-performing boys in math and science.

The goal of the Michigan Science Center’s STEMinista Project is to defy statistics and raise expectations by sparking and maintaining the interest in STEM in elementary and middle school girls. We aim to broaden the pipeline of the next generation of STEMinistas. The Program will engage girls with authentic STEM experiences designed to increase their interest, confidence and skill sets in STEM. Through these encounters we will inspire girls to leverage their interests and skills into the STEM careers and STEMpreneurship that support their dreams and create meaningful impact in the world.

Watch the press conference LIVE on Friday, March 3rd, from 8:30-9:40 A.M. ET by visiting For more of Detroit Public TV’s education resources, visit

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