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:

  • Summer 2017 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. Learn more
     
  • September 30, 2017 Girls in Science 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 teir future! Activities will include getting-to-know-you cames, team challenges and hands-on activities and local women from STEM fields sharing their stories and discussing their careers. Registration information will be available in August 2017. Presented by DuPont Pioneer.

  • October 21, 2017  Girls in Science 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 teir future! Activities will include getting-to-know-you cames, team challenges and hands-on activities and local women from STEM fields sharing their stories and discussing their careers. Registration information will be available in August 2017. Presented by DuPont Pioneer.

  • November 11, 2017  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 (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 will open in September 2017. -- Meals with Mentors participating sponsor: DuPont Pioneer
     
  • 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)
    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 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.