Electric Girls: Shaping Role Models in Technology

Check out the video below, then visit their website to learn more about the program.  I need to see if there is a similar program in Baton Rouge for my daughter Autumn.

 

From the website:

“Electric Girls is a 12-week education program for girls ages 9-14 in New Orleans. Using a mentorship structure, we teach girls to become leaders and role models in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Girls come away with a new set of hard skills (soldering, drilling, building circuits, etc.) and soft skills (perseverance, curiosity, leadership, self-motivation).”

Watch for Maya Ramos in the video.  (She is Robin Ramos’ daughter.  Robin is a good friend and colleague, and the lead writer/teacher of A Story of Units.)  Maya studies music in New Orleans when she isn’t building electrical circuits.  You can listen to Maya’s piano playing in her band “Spare Change” by visiting their Facebook page.

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© 2015 Scott Baldridge

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About Scott Baldridge

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, LSU. Geometric topologist: gauge theory, exotic 4-manifolds, knot theory. Author: Elementary Mathematics for Teachers.
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2 Responses to Electric Girls: Shaping Role Models in Technology

  1. howardat58 says:

    From the website”
    Of the 20 projected fastest growing occupations in 2014, 15 of those require significant mathematics or science preparation (US Dept. of Labor Statistics). Yet, women comprise only 24% of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career holders even though they comprise 48% of all job holders in the country.
    Non high stakes open ended question: “Discuss the use of the word YET in the above”
    It’s a pity that the K-12 program is so “academic”. This electronics stuff is clumped together with sewing and woodwork in the creators’ minds.

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    • “It’s a pity that the K-12 program is so “academic”. This electronics stuff is clumped together with sewing and woodwork in the creators’ minds.”

      Hi Howard: Can you explain a little bit further by what you mean by this statement? Thanks!

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