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Changing the Face of Technology with Women


   

Girls Reaching for Education About Technology and Moving In New Directions for Success

Girls Reaching for Education About Technology and Moving in New Directions for Success (GREATMINDS™) is an outreach to encourage young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through its community programs.

DFW*ATW launched the GREATMINDS™ initiative ten years ago as a step to fulfill its mission of encouraging women and girls to enter technology fields. The GREATMINDS™ Program bridges the gap between industry and schools (students, educators and parents) by establishing community programs and groups focused on reaching out to young girls. The programs under this initiative have included one day events, camps and scholarships.


“Studies have shown that as girls get more interested in STEM fields throughout their youth, they are more likely to pursue careers that use STEM to solve today’s challenges. Through our GREATMINDSTM programs, we expose young girls to women that have pursued STEM careers and encourage them to be interested in “cool” technology fields. GREATMINDSTM provides a great place for them to start!”

– Marilyn Kibler-Colón, President, DFW*ATW


GREATMINDS™ is launching a new program called iLead in STEM. This event will be piloted to Richardson ISD in November 2020. 

The iLead in STEM program provides a comprehensive, meaningful, and sustainable impact to enriching lives of minority 8th grade girls and positively impacts their underserved communities by addressing the following through an integrated learning curriculum:

Leadership development

STEM-related activities

One-to-One mentorship

The opportunity for a sense of community

 Preparedness for college study in STEM

 Expanded awareness for the girls of a wide variety of STEM careers through experiential learning and discussions

Exposure to 6 distinctly different STEM workshops designed to engage and peak interest in one of the categories increasing the odds of persistence in STEM courses upon entering high school

Learn more about the program.

Click here to submit an application by Monday, October 19.

GREATMINDSTM Parent Resources for STEM Activities





Hour of Code Website

Check out this free website for learning how to code with no experience.

There are tons of activities for your kids to participate in for free! Register for the event Here.

 

Stem Works Website

A resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting children eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Brain Pop Website

A Resource to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures


NASA Kids Club Website

A place to play games and learn about NASA!.


Empow Me Website

A resource for kids to have fun learning coding, robotics,film & animation, Minecraft, engineering and more.


Get Caught Engineering Website

A resource site to help teachers and parents connect “classroom learning” with real life applications in STEM

            

 

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