Girls in STEM
Here at the STEM Action Center, we are committed to empowering the girls of Utah as the world’s future STEM leaders. Our team is actively working to increase female access to STEM programs, scholarships, and careers across the state. For more information, check out our resources below.
Girls in STEM Overview
Historically, women have been systematically excluded from higher education. Although we’ve made great progress in opening education to women in recent decades, there is still a great deal of work that remains to be done. This is especially true in the STEM fields, which see a great imbalance of male to female students compared to other college degree programs. Take a look at the resources below for STEM opportunities in Utah for girls.
Girls Who Code Clubs
Girls Who Code is working to change the future of female coding. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Schools across the state can create afterschool clubs to provide girls free computer science opportunities and a community of STEM-sisterhood.
Women Tech Council’s SheTech program is the largest industry-led STEM program to activate, engage and inspire high school girls into STEM degrees and successful careers with over 12,000 participants. SheTech demonstrates to girls that no matter what they are passionate about, technology is part of it.
SUU STEM Center for Teaching and Learning
The Southern Utah University STEM Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to bringing STEM to southern Utah through outreach events, professional development, and high-quality STEM programming. Whether we’re introducing kids to creatures through our Animal Ambassadors, bringing STEM resources and equipment to teachers through our extensive lending library, helping with homework in one of our tutoring centers, getting kids outdoors through Range Camp or Cedar Mountain Science Camp, or showing students the far reaches of the universe in our mobile planetarium, the STEM Center wants to help expand your world!