News & updates for young women interested in STEM

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Virtual STEM Resources to Keep You Going

Does social distancing find you stir-crazy? Check out a few fun STEM-powered resources to help you stay busy and entertained from the comfort of your couch!
"We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave," says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program -- two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. "I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection." Check out her TED talk to hear more.
The National Women's History Museum has some neat online exhibits to take you through the history of many notable women and movements throughout history, including Women in STEM and the Women of NASA.
Have you checked out the Smithsonian Learning Lab yet? It was created to inspire the discovery and creative use of the Smithsonian Museum's rich digital materials - more than a million images, recordings, and texts. Students can use it to explore interests, create their own collections and collaborate with each other on their activities.
Don't forget to tune in on Apr. 8 for a live webinar with STEM Academy Alumna, Emma Mendez!
Hopefully you received the invitation sent earlier this week for a live webinar next Wednesday, April 8th, from 4:30 - 5:30pm CST (Chicago) / 5:30 - 6:30pm EST (PA / DC / MD) featuring Emma Mendez, who was a past STEM Academy participant. She will be talking about her experiences in the Academy, what college has been like so far, and how the Coronavirus has impacted the remainder of her first year in college.

CLICK HERE for details on how to log in and catch Emma next Wednesday!
Reminder - 2020 STEM Innovation Leadership Academy Applications due April 22nd! Tell your friends!
Please spread the word with your friends and classmates that  applications for this summer's STEM Innovation Leadership Academies are still open.  The STEM Academy is available to young women currently in 10th or 11th grade and interested in STEM, sustainability, and energy in the Exelon service territories of Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C. See the links on the left for how to apply. Applications are due on April 22nd.  ( Please note  - past Academy participants are not eligible to apply, but are always welcome at our STEM Days.) Text Link