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This Is What STEM Looks Like!
How to Get and Keep Girls Engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
The Women's Foundation of Colorado requested a guide to help girls and women enter and persist in STEM fields.
Each chapter includes strategies that are specific to a certain age group, as well as benchmarks to strive for in each stage of girls’ lives to prepare them for future STEM opportunities. The conclusion includes recommendations for actions everyone can take to support systems-level change for women and girls in Colorado and present a vision of what it will be like as girls become equally represented in STEM careers.
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ALAS- Explorando STEM en Familia
ALAS (Wings in Spanish)—was a special event celebrating opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for Latino families at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. This free event was designed for Latina and Latino students and their families to explore STEM careers in space and aviation. The day included fun workshops, interesting speakers, and demonstrations as well as a variety of make-and-take projects. Parents and students walked away with a better understanding of careers in STEM and the aerospace industry.
The mission of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present, and future. Families had the opportunity to visit the Aircraft Exhibits, the Space & Rocketry Exhibits. They also had the opportunity to experience a whole new way to fly with Wings Over the Rockies’ Simulator Experience.
Latinitas in STEM: Denver
Latinitas in STEM exposes young girls to female STEM professionals to create awareness and inspire them to learn more about STEM pathways. In a 2015 report, the American Association of University Women reported that Latinas make up only 1% of our entire engineering workforce and 1% of our computer science workforce; yet, these are some of the most lucrative careers in our state and in our nation. Denver Public Schools & Latinas LEAD in partnership with STEM Learning by Design & the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and various STEM companies in Denver have committed to making Latinitas in STEM possible. A group of 30 girls will experience STEM in Action and learn about what it takes to enter and stay in a STEM pathway. Registration opens August 1st. Contact us!
The Institute @ Colorado BioScience
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)
The Institute provides teachers with practical knowledge and hands-on experience to enhance their content understanding, classroom practice and bridge to the real world skills students will need. RET is an intensive program implemented five (5) days per week over four (4) weeks during the summer. Throughout the program, the teachers spend about 130 hours with an innovative STEM company working on real world projects. STEM Learning by Design provides over 30 hours in teacher professional development. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between 6th-12th grade teachers, industry leaders, and the local university research community by involving the teachers in STEM-based, industry-relevant projects.
Learning Science with El Chavo
Aprende con El Chavo/Learn with El Chavo is a free bilingual educational platform ideal to learn English, Spanish, math, programming, and science.
STEM Learning by Design developed all the science content that will be embedded in a virtual reality experience for children 10-14 years old.
El Chavo is the main character of a humorous series of Mexican television that gained popularity among millions of Latinos in the United States thanks to the cultural affinity with the characters. Televisa Foundation launched its successful digital platform in late 2013 with the goal of boosting the Hispanic/Latino community and children in the USA.
The apps are currently available in English and Spanish and in two different domains in the Web: learnwithchavo.com and aprendeconelchavo.com and in stores: Google Play and App Store. The science app will be available Fall 2017.