June 23, 2022

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Science, Technology, and Innovation. A project of the Global Girls Collaborative and Futuristas.

International Women In Engineering Day

June 23, 2022

International Women in Engineering Day, brought to you by Women's Engineering Society (WES), is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. This year will celebrate the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing, by profiling the best, brightest, and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future. Visit the WES website for #INWED22 Resources

Program Spotlight

Ukrainian STEM Program Supporting Girls

STEM is FEM is an educational project in Ukraine that aims to foster girls’ STEM interests and skill sets. Prior to the Russian invasion, STEM is FEM organized educational modules focused on diverse STEM industries, featuring women STEM professionals and project-based competitions for girls, and also implemented the exhibition SHE is SCIENCE, as part of the UN’s Generation Equality Forum. The exhibition features portraits of women scientists drawn by Ukrainian illustrators with essays written by the winners of a countrywide contest for girls. 

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With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, STEM is FEM changed its focus to supporting girls living in insecurity or forced to leave the country by helping them continue their STEM interests through scholarships, online educational modules, and providing STEM-related resources to their community of girls. Learn more about STEM is FEM.

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Girl Up Global Leadership Summit

Online, July 12-13, 2022

The Girl Up Leadership Summit is an opportunity for youth leaders (ages 13-22) to gain the skills, resources, and confidence to make an impact on gender equality in their communities. Summit participants will learn from influential speakers, engage in skill-based workshops, and participate in a day of action. Live captioning will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Learn more.

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Network Gender & STEM Conference

Neubiberg, Germany, July 21-23, 2022

This conference brings together researchers, educators, policymakers, industry representatives, and the public to interrogate personal and contextual influences towards, or away from, diverse STEM pathways across stages and settings. Late registration rates begin on July 13, 2022. Learn more.

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Technovation World Summit

Online, August 12, 2022

Technovation’s World Summit is a global event at the intersection of girls, technology, education, entrepreneurship, and social good. This year's summit is designed for the girls, mentors, parents/caregivers, and volunteers who participated throughout the year. Learn more.

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NCGS Educating Girls Symposium: Meaning, Mission, and Making Connections

Nashville, Tennessee, October 24, 2022 

The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) symposiums are professional development offerings for educators, counselors, and administrators serving PK-12th grade youth globally to convene and exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls. This symposium will explore conversations related to inclusivity, belonging, and accessibility.

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International STEM in Education Conference

Online, November 23-26, 2022

The 2022 conference theme "STEM futures – expanding our horizons", provides opportunities for STEM researchers and educators worldwide to share research findings and consider how practical initiatives can strengthen STEM education in the future, including new trends in research on interdisciplinary learning and web-based scientific inquiry learning environments. Learn more.




CAMFED’s girls’ education for climate action, invests in girls' education in sub-Saharan Africa in an effort to address the climate crisis by equipping girls and young women with the skills and resources to lead climate action across multiple levels: protecting themselves and their families, nurturing climate-smart farms and businesses, and increasing women's participation in decision-making at the family, community, national, and global levels.

Girls Get Equal

This global campaign, organized by Plan International, strives to achieve gender equality by demanding equal power, freedom, and representation for diverse girls and young women, including a focus on online safety and girls' leadership in diverse fields and education institutions. The Activist Hub includes toolkits and resources for youth to implement a campaign in their local community, including inspiration and learning materials rooted in girls' lived experiences, such as articles on "How to be an intersectional feminist"

UNSECO Global Education Monitoring Report 

This annual report provides a global picture of advances in and barriers to achieving gender equality in education across 120 countries and highlights the impacts of gender stereotypes and biases on girls' access, performance, and pursuit of STEM. Key findings include that girls' performance in mathematics is equal to boys in upper primary and secondary school, however, boys continue to be the highest performers in all countries. In middle and high-income countries, while girls in secondary school score higher in science, they are less likely to pursue science-related careers.

Transforming Education in Africa through Innovation Report 

The Global Education Coalition, launched by UNESCO due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is a coalition of global education stakeholders committed to helping countries foster equitable access to education. The report highlights projects focused on youth's safely, learning, and empowerment across Africa, including a mentorship program for young women to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, as well as efforts to expand access to remote learning for the most marginalized.

The STARportal is Australia’s first centralised national portal for exciting and engaging STEM activities from around the country. This searchable database connects parents, students and teachers with their local and online STEM activities in real time.
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