STEMinista Saturday: Digital for a Day

STEMinista Saturday: Digital for a Day
April 10, 2016 paperlesslion

Young girls in fourth through eighth grades can explore a career in the technological fields at STEMinista Saturday at the Michigan Science Center this weekend. For this session, MiSci has partnered with Digerati Girls for a Digital For A Day workshop.

Participants will create a mobile app or website with a focus on Fashion Tech/Wearables. The session includes a live demo from Nicole Johnson Scheffler, an engineer from Cisco who will demo luxury wearable tech with Elemoon.

The Digital for a Day program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Cost of the program is $10 per person. Lunch is provided.

Pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE or phone 313.577.8400, Option 5, to register.

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 STEMinista Project. Detroit Public Television and Detroit leaders joined the Partnership. Watch online: http://dptv.org/stem

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.