The New York Academy of Sciences is inviting girls aged 13 – 19 years to participate in an exciting initiative called the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures programme with the Global STEM Alliance! Fourteen Scottish girls participated in the pilot programme last year with two girls being invited to represent Scotland at the concluding event in New York. Visit this blog to see how one girl benefitted: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/STEMcentralinmotion/2016/08/24/girls-into-stem-new-york-style/
Girls participating in the program are matched with a specially-selected STEM mentor and given access to a virtual platform hosting immersive content that will help them develop their 21st century skills – leadership, communication, and critical thinking. In addition, mentees can also take advantage of the college and university readiness module, live online engagements and webinars with inspirational guest speakers, a global, female community, and relevant, important discussions surrounding different STEM topics.
If you know of any girls interested in STEM who would be willing to commit to the programme then please encourage them to apply via the following link: http://www.1000girls1000futures.org/
Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday 7th October.
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can promote gender in STEM then please see Education Scotland’s research briefing at: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/stemcentral/gender/index.asp