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STEM Initiatives

women chemist“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.” -Marie Curie

Resources for Girls:

  • Expanding Your Horizons-Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one-day conference focused on providing middle school girls with opportunities to connect with women who are in under represented career fields including science, engineering, mathematics and technology.
  • Zoey’s Room-Girls learning more about technology through interactive website, camping and club opportunities, message board, fashion tips, e-pals, and current issues.
  • Coastal Studies for Girls-Coastal Studies for Girls is the country’s first residential science and leadership semester school for 10th grade girls. CSG is dedicated to girls who have a love for learning and discovery, an adventurous spirit, and a desire to challenge themselves.
  • Hardy Girls, Healthy Women-HGHW is a non-profit that’s dedicated to creating strong and healthy girls by developing safe places to explore life and push the limits.
  • Girl Scouts-At Girl Scouts of Maine, we believe that providing leadership experiences for girls is what makes Girl Scouting unique. Our goal is to help every girl find out who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies. While a girl’s leadership journey is as individual as she is, no matter which path she takes, every girl will discover herself and her world, learn to connect with others, and take action to improve life around her.
  • VIDEO-Adventure Girls-An interactive program for girls in grades 2-6, Adventure Girls gives girls the opportunity to meet once a month with women who are defying gender stereotypes and challenging notions of what a girl or woman “should” do or be. Adventure Girls brings girls together with college mentors and women facilitators to learn how mountaineers, race car drivers, boat captains, and other daring women chose to do what they do and how they’ve found the courage to follow their dreams.

Resources for Adults:

  • National Girl’s Collaborative Project-The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Society of Women Engineers-The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.
  • National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS)-Dedicated to integrating women into nontraditional careers by providing training and technical assistance to the education system and employers.