Girls participate in small-group hands-on workshops such as Fun with Energy, Prisms, Colors and Angles, and Creative Coding. Workshops are taught by LPD members and other local female professionals who encourage girls’ interest in STEAM. High school aides (former Tech Trek participants) help with activities and serve as role models.
Also offered is a 90-minute parent program Encouraging GIrls on a College-Bound STEAM Track.
SAVE THE DATE for STEAM Divas
Junction School K-8 School
298 Junction Avenue, Livermore, 94551
Registration opens on 9/14/2019 and is required for both 5th grade girl program and parent program. Go to https://lpd-ca.aauw.net/stem/steam-divas/ for information and updates.
STEAM Divas is sponsored by American Association for Women (AAUW Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch) in collaboration with Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and other local school districts.
Women continue to make up a disproportionately low percentage of today’s workforce in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Subtle (and not so subtle) messages that girls from these fields begin in first grade or even earlier. AAUW Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch wants to engender excitement in STEM at a young age because we know that girls’ interest in STEM fields can begin to fade as early as elementary school.