In addition to the resources Techbridge offers, we recommend the following resources to support girls pursuing STEM:
Resources for Professional Development
Click2SciencePD.org, developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in partnership with the Noyce Foundation, is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors, and frontline staff/volunteers who are working in out-of-school time programs serving children and youth. Click2Science has identified 20 Skills to Make STEM Click to help improve the quality of STEM education through the professional development resources provided online at www.click2sciencepd.org
Programs and Resources
Brain Cake: A program of the Carnegie Science Center, Brain Cake offers girls, parents, and teachers math and science resources.
Design Challenge Curriculum from the Tech Museum of Innovation offers an assortment of challenges that address real world problems.
Design Squad offers ideas for science and engineering activities in an informal setting. Design Squad is also a TV program with episodes that can be viewed online.
EYH: Expanding Your Horizons conferences support girls interested in pursuing STEM both academically and professionally.
Girl Scouts of the USA: The nationally renowned organization offers STEM-based programming to girls.
Girls Inc.: This organization empowers girls to build confidence, pursue their dreams, and become tomorrow’s leaders.
Gotta Have IT: Developed by NCWIT, Gotta Have IT is a computing resource kit with career information, digital media and more that builds awareness and inspires interest in computing.
How To Smile has engineering and science activities for kids from Pre-K on.
NASA for Kids offers ideas for making pop rockets, pizza box solar oven, and paper comets.
National Academies Press: The Women's Adventures in Science series introduces girls to role models who work in STEM fields.
National Engineers Week provides tested activities to introduce in the classroom. They also have biographies of a variety of engineers.
Sally Ride Science: This site offers information about Sally Ride science programs for middle school girls and publications and resources.
Science Buddies has ideas for science fair projects and at-home science experiments.
SciGirls: An online extension of the PBS program, SciGirls engages girls in STEM through hands-on projects and inquiry-based learning. Resources for parents and teachers are also available.
National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP): The NGCP is a network for organizations that promote girls' involvement in STEM.
Wonderwise: Through multimedia kits, Wonderwise introduces students and teachers to women who work in the sciences.
Zoom into Engineering: For parents, this PBS site offers fun hands-on science and engineering projects like Gumdrop Dome and Egg Bungee Jump.
Resources for Role Models
FabFems: A program of the NGCP, FabFems links girls with role models working in the STEM fields.
NCWIT: The National Center for Women in Information Technology's program in a box connects role models to students, introducing them to the world of computing.
Engineer Your Life: A high school girl’s guide to engineering careers.
Engineer Girl: Interested in engineering? Engineer Girl offers all the reasons for middle school girls to pursue an engineering career.
My College Options®: College bound? My College Options® matches students with the right universities.