@Etregirls Asked: "Sometimes middle school girls can feel weird if their friends think they are too science-y ...they feel nerdy if they can't wait for the science fair or just really like math classes. Did you ever feel like this and, if so, how would you advise us to overcome these hesitations and become the scientists and innovators we want to be?"
@TheSpaceGal Answered: “Find friends with similar interests! It makes life a million times easier if you can make just one friend to share your interest in science and math with! And you should never be embarrassed to love STEM - those are the people who will have the coolest jobs when they grow up!” Emily Calandrelli, Emmy-nominated science TV host & producer!
Selected for our Êtregirls, a brand new app that teaches coding through games! Our friends at GoldieBlox have always said "there are a million girls out there who are engineers. They just might not know it yet." Are you one of them? Click here to find out!
A brand NEW comic style magazine so curious girls can stay interested in science! Featuring teen scientists and inventors, Smore is shattering the idea that girls "aren't made for science." Click to be among the very first to see it...there's already a lot of buzz about it! #IgniteHerBrilliance
Highlights engineering opportunities for girls & profiles the current E-rockstars; also has essay contests, competitions & student blogger options!
DiscoverE - Amazing resource with engineering career info, activities & national contests! Then watch the trailer for the new movie Dream Big and find a screening near you! And get ready for Girl Day in 2018! #DreamBig
TechGirlz Offers fantastic free hands-on workshops called TechShopz for middle school-age girls interested in learning about and pursuing careers in all areas of tech!
For our Êtregirls across the pond, an amazing new resource working throughout the UK and Ireland to inspire & support young women in STEM careers! Click through their site to view panel events, hackathons, cool exhibits and mentoring opportunities! Brilliant.
Girlstart - New!
Meet our new friends dedicated to empowering girls in STEM! From their free after-school clubs to summer camps & conferences, Girlstart is making a big splash in the STEM community! Check out their By The Numbers stats & then follow along everywhere @Girlstart!
Want to learn what engineering careers will be like in 2030, hear from industry experts, play trivia games or enter design challenges? We found this site 2 help u do all that & more! Don't miss their searchable Engineering Activities section to help you get (and then stay) involved!
AI4ALL - New!
Just added to our #BeSmart resources, AI4ALL is educating the next generation of AI (Artificial Intelligence) thinkers & leaders. In other words...you. Check out their education programs, blog & participating universities. AI is the future, girls...and we want u at the head of the pack!
Girls Who Code
Teaches computer science & programming fundamentals to 6th-12th grade girls with the goal of closing the gender gap in technology and building a pipeline of future female engineers; don't miss their videos and articles...then find a GWC Club near you! You can follow along everywhere at @girlswhocode.
CU Girls in STEM
Looking ahead to when you enter high school, check out Columbia University's Girls in STEM program - geared to bridge the gap with awesome in-person instruction! Hello, ivy league! Follow along at #CUgirlsinSTEM!