Advancing Girls in STEM: An NCGS Symposium


There is so much talk about helping girls move forward in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects that you may wonder: "Is there more we could be doing?" The answer is YES.

We must ensure that at every stage of girls' education, we are most effectively engaging and retaining girls in the STEM pipeline. Join us as we convene the key players in girls and STEM, both in and out of school time, public and private, to create and strengthen bridges between and among girls' schools, colleges and the professional world.

On June 21st, 2011 at Wellesley College, the National Coalition of Girls' will host an event for K-12 educators that will highlight nationally-renowned speakers, present original research, and share innovative ways to engage and retain
girls in the STEM fields.

Anyone who is interested in furthering girls in the STEM fields is welcome to attend. You do not need to be affiliated with a girls' school.

Date: June 21, 2011
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

To register, click here.

Here is a just a small sample of sessions scheduled for the day:

  • Breaking Down Silos: Bridging In-School and Out-Of-School STEM Education for Girls
  • What it Takes: Supports & Barriers in Girls¹ and Minority Students¹ STEM Engagement
  • Shaping STEM Education For Girls: New Research On How to Engage Girls In The STEM Fields
  • The National Girls' Collaborative Project: Using Collaborative Tools To Increase Gender Equity In STEM
  • Rethinking Education to Prepare Children For Success In The Knowledge Age
  • An Inside Look At Integrated STEM Programs
  • Putting the "T" in STEM: How to Teach Computing and Technology to Girls
  • The Math Factor: The Role of Math In Middle School Girls' Lives
  • What Girls Need to Succeed in a Career in Science

Visit the Symposium agenda to view the full list.