We are excited to celebrate Texas Girls in STEM Day on March 1. We are proud to have our friends and partners from UT Austin, Hockaday School, UT Dallas, and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas share their perspectives during the panel discussion on March 1 (details coming soon to the Texas Girls in STEM Day website).
We would love to invite ALL educators – that’s K-12 educators in public, private, coed, and single sex schools, out of school educators, and parents, to access and use THREE sets of resources easily accessible on our website and the talkSTEM YouTube channel – all completely free.
1. Watch our Girls and Women in STEAM Video collection. We have almost 100 videos in this collection – many submitted by our growing community of school-aged girls who explore their playgrounds, campuses, and neighborhoods through the lens of STEM. Also included are videos of women in tech and young, undergraduates who are women sharing their personalized STEM lens as they look at their surroundings! You can go on virtual STEM walks at Hockaday school, at the Girl Scouts STEM Center of Excellence, and more! We’d love for you to create your own walkSTEM tour on your own campus, park or neighborhood too. More information about Create Your Own walkSTEM is available.
Some of these great videos are panel discussions between women in tech careers such as the CIO of American Airlines, If/Then Ambassadors, and high school STEAM advocates from Girls Do STEAM. Thanks to our partner, the Dallas Black Dance Theater, you can view the Physics of Dance workshop and create your own dance moves, keeping the physics connections in mind! You can even take a walk with a biomechanics specialist and gain insight into the kinds of angles your body makes as you move, try out fun activities involving designing paper boats and bouncing basketballs.
We hope this video collection will inspire girls everywhere (and their families, teachers, and other educators) to see the STEAM in their lived experiences, participate in STEAM activities in school, out of school, and absolutely anywhere, and develop their STEAM mindsets continuously as they appreciate the STEAM moments that make up so much of each day. By the way, this is one of a number of curated video collections that you can use. More information here.
2. Educators – check out the supplementary activities that go with many of our video series here.
3. Check out Her STEMlens, a gallery experience on a VR platform through which you can view and interact with photos and videos submitted by girls and women from across the state, country, and world. For more details, click here. For any educators interested in ready-to-go, convenient, teaching resources to pair with the virtual exhibition, click here. All you and your students need is internet access for this unique and interactive experience!