Girls in Science

Through our Girls in Science Initiative presented by DuPont Pioneer, the Science Center of Iowa aims to empower and equip girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in order to promote girls’ early engagement in STEM, encourage pursuit of these careers and develop a diverse workforce for the 21st century.

The Girls in Science series will include informal learning opportunities to meet successful women scientists and learn about careers in STEM fields.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • October 3, 2015 – Pajama Party (Grades 6-8)
    Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! By the time they go home to bed, they'll be dreaming big about how science can be a part of their future! Activities will include getting-to-know you games, team challenges and hands-on activities, a "Star Party" featuring telescope viewings of the cosmos and local women from STEM fields sharing their stories and discussing their careers. Registration required for girls and chaperone. Registration info coming soon!
     
  • October 17, 2015 – Pajama Party (Grades 2-5)
    Girls in grades 2-5 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! By the time they go home to bed, they'll be dreaming big about how science can be a part of their future! Activities will include getting-to-know you games, team challenges and hands-on activities, a "Star Party" featuring telescope viewings of the cosmos and local women from STEM fields sharing their stories and discussing their careers. Registration required for girls and chaperone. Registration info coming soon!
     

  • October 23, 2015 – Meals with Mentors (Grades 7-12)
    Girls in grades 7-12 can apply for this unique event where they will meet female undergraduates studying for a degree in a STEM field as well as working female scientists. The dinner will feature a keynote speaker, a fun group challenge and an icebreaker activity where girls will have an opportunity to interact with as many of the attending female scientists as possible. Application open date TBD.
     
  • December 2015 – SciGirls Winter Camp
    Designed especially for girls, SciGirls camps ignite wonder and fascination in girls as they discover the world around them. Winter Camps offer day-long experiences. Winter Camp registration opens October 5, 2015.
     
  • February 6, 2016 – Girls in Science Festival (All ages)
    Interested in learning more about science, technology, engineering and math? Girls and families of all ages are invited to SCI's Girls in Science Festival to explore a variety of careers in the "STEM Zones" and connect with female role models and mentors. Attendees also will be able to register for workshops conducted by scientists. Engineering workshops presented by Flint Hills Resources. Festival is included with SCI general admission.
     
  • Summer 2016 – SciGirls Summer Camps
    Designed especially for girls, SciGirls camps ignite wonder and fascination in girls as they discover the world around them. Summer Camps include a week full of science just for girls. Summer Camp registration opens February 1, 2016..

Questions about SCI's Girls in Science Initiative? Contact us at girlsinscience@sciowa.org.

SCI's Girls in Science events are presented by DuPont Pioneer and made possible by aditional support from: Des Moines University, DuPont Pioneer, Eaton, Flint Hills Resources, Iowa State University's Department of Aerospace Engineering, John Deere, Kemin, Monsanto, Syngenta, UnityPoint Health and Vermeer. 

The Science Center of Iowa is an official SciGirls® museum. Based on the best practices in STEM education for girls, SciGirls’ videos, online resources, hands-on activities and professional development work together to address a singular but powerful goal: to inspire, enable and maximize STEM learning and participation for all girls, encouraging greater interest in these careers.

SciGirls is produced for PBS by National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by ExxonMobil.