STEM Resources

  • Braincake – Aimed at middle school girls, this web site promotes math and science by creating an online community where girls can interact with their peers about current science topics, solve science mysteries, and discuss careers with young women scientists and engineers.
  • Computer Girl – Started by Stanford undergraduate Amy Wu, the Computer Girl site is designed “to bridge the gap between young women in high school and the computer world.” It offers abundant resources: web sites, articles, role models, statistics, and job categories.
  • Cybergrrl.com – This site, founded by Aliza “Cybergrrl” Sherman but no longer run by her, is informative and entertaining. Articles, advice, and links to sites on many women-related topics. Will probably appeal to teens and young women, as well as older women.
  • Encouraging Girls in Math and Science – This section of the “Doing What Works” website from the U.S. Department of Education offers projects, interviews, and strategies to help educators make use of effective teaching strategies to encourage girls’ interest and participation in math and science.
  • Eyes to the Future: Middle School Girls Envisioning Science – Information about a project that involves e-mentoring between middle school girls and high school girls who have stayed in science and technology, as well as with women who are professionals in science and technology.
  • Girls and Computers – A wiki piece that discusses the issues concerning girls’ involvement or lack of involvement with information technology. It offers extensive links to relevant articles, research, organizations, and other websites.
  • GirlsGoTech – Sponsored by the Girl Scouts, this site is designed to encourage girls’ interest in science, math, and technology. It includes interactive information about careers, biographies of accomplished women in science, math, and technology.
  • Go Girls Only – Go Girls Only is a website for girls 5-12. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the USA, the site offers girls a safe place to play games, take quizzes, ask questions, share stories, and send e-cards to friends and family.
  • Engineer Your Life – This site describes itself as “a guide to engineering for high school girls.” It includes photos and videos of young women who are engineers as well as information about what engineering is, why it is important, and attractive careers in engineering.
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  1. My daughter Ava and I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for your page http://leadingladiesoflegacy.org/?page_id=400. Ava has expressed a real interest in (and knack for) science & math over the past couple of years. This year she decided to join the school’s STEM club – a HUGE step for her. She’s generally very introverted and shy. My husband and I haven’t been successful in getting her to join anything until now.

    Since joining the club, Ava’s constantly been on the hunt for helpful pages/websites to try. Ava came across your page and it was so helpful to her I wanted to reach out and say thank you. I can’t tell you how happy I am that she’s found a hobby she loves so much, and how proud I am of her for putting herself out there. She really has a passion for it and we most certainly need to encourage more young girls to pursue their passions in STEM.

    When I told Ava I was going to email you to thank you for your page, she suggested (insisted) I tell you about this other page she found on “Fun with Physics” that she’s been using too. She thought it might be a good addition to your page. It’s at http://online.maryville.edu/online_learning_fun_with_physics-2/ .

    Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your week!:)

    Linda & Ava Williams

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