From February 22-26, Science World will host its popular Girls & STEAM event! This FREE, action-packed week will provide engaging, future-focused opportunities for girls ages 14-16. Giving them the chance to explore dream careers and connect with over 100 inspiring mentors and experts in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and math) from all over the world.
Girls need to be encouraged and told that they can do anything they set their minds too and Science World has always done an amazing job at nurturing that. When I was little there weren’t too many programs like this and I love seeing them popping up all over the place nowadays.
This year, the keynote on February 26 will be delivered by Alexis Williams, activist and student at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University, who combined her coding skills with her passion for activism to create pb-resources.com, an anti-racism toolkit that teaches users about allyship and Black history, and encourages direct action.
Schedule for Girls & STEAM events during the week:
- Tuesday February 22, 5pm-7pm, PST
- Thursday February 24, 5pm-7pm, PST
- Saturday February 26, 9am-12pm, PST
On the 26th, participants will enjoy an exhibitor showcase, panel discussions and breakout sessions with a variety of mentors, interactive experiments and workshops with leaders in STEAM, and finish with a fully interactive online gameshow highlighting some of the many opportunities showcased at the event. There will also be a 20-minute workshop hosted by engineers and geoscientists from BGC Engineering to investigate the cause of a large landslide threatening a mountain village. In this interactive workshop, participants will help to solve the mystery and choose an engineering solution to save the village. Mentorship cafes hosted throughout the event will connect girls in the event with mentors in the fields they are interested in.