Girls in Science

Through our Girls in Science Initiative, 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:

  • September 30, 2017, 6:00-11:00 pm Girls in Science Pajama Party (Grades 2-5) presented by DuPont Pioneer
    Girls in grades 2-5 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! The event features hands-on activities, team challenges, a pizza party and the opportunity to meet local women from STEM fields. By the time they go home to bed, they'll be dreaming about how science can be a part of their future! Registration is now closed.

  • October 21, 2017, 6:00-11:00 pm Girls in Science Pajama Party (Grades 6-8) presented by DuPont Pioneer
    Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! The event features hands-on activities, team challenges, a pizza party and the opportunity to meet local women from STEM fields. By the time they go home to bed, they'll be dreaming about how science can be a part of their future! Registration is now closed.

  • November 11, 2017, 6:00-9:30 pm Meals with Mentors (Grades 7-12) presented by Flint Hills Resources
    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. Participants will see Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The dinner will feature a keynote speaker (Avery Bang president and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity and star of Dream Big: Engineering Our World) as well as group challenges that give girls the opportunity to interact with as many of the attending female STEM professionals as possible. Thanks to sponsors, this event is free for girls to attend. Applications are open! Apply here by Friday, October 27. All participants will be notified of acceptance by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 30.
     
  • December 2017 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.

  • February 2018 – Girls in Science Festival (All Ages) presented by Flint Hills ResourcesInterested 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 are presented by Flint Hills Resources. Festival activities are included with SCI general admission.

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

 

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.