STEM Sisterhood & Outreach
Role models play a critical part in addressing the disparity of women in the STEM fields. At Stuart we have created a STEM Sisterhood, a leadership program for girls to mentor girls in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Our STEM Sisterhood provides valuable opportunities for the development of leadership skills with Upper School girls designing and teaching interactive STEM activities to elementary and middle school aged children, highlighting the various facets of STEM from coding to designing their own rockets.
Stuart’s creation of a STEM Sisterhood includes providing a network of support for girls in STEM through best practices in teaching, mentorships, and year round innovative programming including students working as teaching assistants at Stuart’s summer STEM programs, including the Summer Stars Camp and Young Women in STEM Leadership workshops . The program will culminate with a STEM Sisterhood Conference for girls, organized and produced by the students, attracting girls and educators from across the nation.
The STEM Sisterhood program is possible thanks to a matching grant of $50,000 from the prestigious Edward E. Ford Foundation. This funding has allowed Stuart to broaden the school’s initiative in STEM education that promotes opportunities for girls to explore their interests and passions in areas of the STEM fields.