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Helping Kentucky Girls Discover STEM Careers

Although we have made strides in some areas, girls are not succeeding at high enough numbers in careers such as computer science, engineering and physics. Kentucky and the United States will not have enough workers to fill science and engineering jobs if girls are not prepared to succeed in STEM careers.

 

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project supports STEM programs, activities, and events all designed to provide high-quality educational opportunities for girls across the commonwealth. Our mission is to inform and motivate girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to build a strong, diverse workforce in Kentucky.

28%
Women constitute a mere 27% of the Science & Engineering workforce.
5%
Minority women comprise fewer than 1 in 20 employed scientists and engineers.

Within S&E, men and women tend to study different fields. Men earn a majority of of bachelors degrees awarded in:

ENGINEERING

Men - 81%
Women - 19%

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Men - 82%
Women - 18%

PHYSICS

Men - 81%
Women - 19%

Resources for Educators

Ky Science Speakers Bureaus

Members of the Kentucky Academy of Science have volunteered to serve as public speakers, willing to bring a wide variety of topics in varying formats, from information sharing to hands-on activities to your classroom.

NCWIT Aspirations

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides a long-term community for female technologists, from K-12 through higher education and beyond. AiC Award Recognition offer three distinct awards that honor aspirations, abilities, technical accomplishments, and influential guidance of High School and Collegiate students, as well as Educators.

Join MakerMinded KY

MakerMinded exists to get students excited about STEM related careers early in their educational paths, especially opportunities in the advanced manufacturing field. Sign up your classroom today to start earning points towards high-tech prizes.

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