These girl-tested resources can help facilitate quality role model experiences for youth. The resources on this page contain the following:
- Strategies for role models to effectively engage student interest
- Strategies for educators to plan successful role model experiences
- Showcases of amazing female role models in the field
- Research and statistics demonstrating the importance of role models and real-world examples for girls in STEM
Before your first role model experience, explore these resources and collaborate with all participating adults. Role models often have stories, demonstrations, presentations and other resources that can valuable for youth engagement. Girl-serving programs and educators will have insight in how best to interact with their youth audience.
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This resource guide and toolkit, developed by Techbridge in Oakland, CA, helps role models host successful site visits and field trips. The guide and planning documents contain strategies for showing girls how technology, science, and engineering can connect to their interests and goals. Sample activities, presentations and agendas are provided to help you make your visit easy, effective and engaging.
This website provides details about careers in the exciting field of computing.
Native Access delivers culturally relevant programming to Aboriginal youth and their teachers in remote, rural, urban and semi-urban areas. The Native Access program promotes role models, summer camps, career days, and has developed materials for use in schools.
The Presidential Early Career Scientists and Engineer Honorees share their advice to young women interested in getting involved in science, engineering, math or technology.
The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
Women In Bio is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences.
The Women @NASA contains a collection of videos and essays showcasing women who work across a variety of departments at NASA. The stories demonstrate how these women work to make the world a better place, balance their personal and professional responsibilities, and overcome obstacles to pursue their dreams. The site contains resources to inspire girls in STEM, information for K-12 educators, and serves as a hub for women and outreach at NASA.
The Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this Directory is to help individuals and organizations network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls. Search the Program Directory in your region to find programs to volunteer with.
Developed by professionals with almost 40 years of experience in linking high school students with colleges and universities, My College Options® connects students to 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide and has almost 5 .5 million students already enrolled. Their unique system of matching students with the colleges and universities that are right for them will play a large role in helping students reach their post-secondary goals.