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As of Friday, April 9, 2021, a new set of images and videos has been brought to the Her STEMlens Virtual Exhibition. With April being home to Earth Day, you might notice more contributions regarding sustainability and the planet around us than you’d normally encounter. We encourage you, as you continue to look for STEM moments in your own lives and submit contributions of your own using #STEMlens on social media, to keep these themes in mind during this month – we’d love to see what you discover!

If you’d like to go back and view the archived resources and contributions from March, click here. Educators, we hope you will enjoy using this collection of 36 exhibit pieces (photos and short videos) with your students. In this way you can easily share exemplars of “STEM moments” submitted by a wide range of girls and women. The exhibits are in four categories: Art, Food, Outdoors, and Sports. Included are educator resources (lesson plans and activities that you can easily use with your students, as a bundle to complement the Her STEMlens exhibition experience).

Here’s a small taste from the March Her STEMlens exhibition. View all archived March submissions here.

Please note that the exhibits are not gender-specific and we hope that children of all genders will enjoy and be encouraged to share their own “STEM moments” in their everyday world or in the classroom. Boys and men, please share on social media (tag us on instagram/twitter @talkingSTEM) using #STEMlens. Girls and women, we’d love to see what you see – use #HerSTEMlens.

Additionally, our next update will take place during Mental Health Month, a national observance started in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization to facilitate discussions of the stigma, strategies, and solutions surrounding mental health. If you have any questions or musings regarding topics like mindfulness, managing stress, treatment of mental health issues, or other aspects of mental health, we’ll be keeping an eye out for those submissions in particular as we get ready for the next Her STEMlens refresh on May 7, 2021.

For more information about the Her STEMlens project as a whole, and how to get involved yourself, visit our Her STEMlens Program page.

We look forward to seeing what you’ll submit! We are grateful to the support from our Founding Partner, Comerica Bank, without whom the Her STEMlens exhibition and movement would not be possible. We are also grateful to our Community Partners: ChickTech, Million Women Mentors, Nepris, the National Girls Collaborative Project, and Maier Math Foundation. These organizations’ great work in supporting children’s math, science, STEM, and STEAM education is inspirational. Please leave a comment below, we would love to hear what you think!

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Dr. Koshi Dhingra has dedicated her career to STEM education and is passionate about having every child live up to their potential. Seeing a lack of girls and other underrepresented youth in STEM programs, she founded talkSTEM in 2015 to address the imbalance. She has a doctorate in science education from Teachers College, Columbia University, has years of experience teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs, and has held leadership roles in universities. She advises and collaborates with a broad range of educational institutions globally. Dr. Dhingra began her career teaching science in middle and high school in New York. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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