The Nonprofit Push For Girls In Engineering

Hear from two nonprofit organizations trying to provide girls with more education in science technology engineering and math STEM In Part 1 start 00 59 we visit Girlstart a Texas-based nonprofit that reaches thousands of girls from 4th grade up to junior high with hands-on programs Executive Director Tamara Hudgins shares what it s like to develop the program over the past years and into the future In Part 2 start 27 27 we talk to the founders of Scientific Adventures for Girls a newer nonprofit around Oakland California that targets younger girls in early elementary Courtenay Carr-Heuer and Tiffany Sprague are using their experience in the both the corporate and nonprofit sectors to start this organization from the ground up Together these nonprofit directors give stories about why reaching girls in engineering is important and what practical strategies can help others in this same mission Hear about after-school curricula recruitment methods family engagement key data to collect fundraising and other pivotal aspects of their work Mentioned in this episode Girlstart http www girlstart org about-us Scientific Adventures for Girls http www scientificadventures org After School Alliance December 2016 report The impact of afterschool STEM http afterschoolalliance org documents AfterschoolSTEMImpacts2016 pdf Girlstart s October 2016 research report https issuu com girlstart docs strong promise girlstart after scho 863a7961051441 UTeach teacher prep program https uteach utexas edu 5E Instructional Model with which Girlstart aligns https bscs org bscs-5e-instructional-model DeSTEMber program http www destember org Curiosity Hacked makerspace in Oakland http www curiosityhacked org TechBridge Girls http www techbridgegirls org Previous podcast episode with Linda Kekelis https soundcloud com piuswong much-more-than-a-social-network Girls Inc http www girlsinc org Makerfaire http makerfaire com Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 We will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com and http sxswedu com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze who s also on Soundcloud Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs comClick here to visit this podcast episode