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The PA STEM Girls Collaborative Project will be holding full-day Role Models Matter Forums throughout Pennsylvania this spring and summer. The cost to attend is only $25.  Please share with those in your network who may be interested; this is a great opportunity for role models and organizations to come together!


To register, click on the location you plan to attend:


The Role Models Matter Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a collaborative effort between Techbridge, the Society of Women Engineers, the National Girls Collaborative Project and Girl Scout Councils to bring resources to role models and girl serving organizations.   


With a goal to increase girls' interest in STEM (Science, Technolgoy, Engineering and Mathematics), resources were created to train STEM professionals to interact with girls in a meaningful and impactful way. 


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Role models play a critical role in creating opportunities for girls to envision a career in STEM. The Role Models Matter training is an opportunity to prepare role models, organization leaders, educators, and volunteer trainers how to increase and improve the quality of outreach to girls in STEM.  During the training, you will:

  • Learn what elements contribute to an effective role model visit
  • Practice how to integrate STEM careers through ice breakers, introductions, career showcases and hands-on activities
  • Hear tips and techniques to engage girls in meaningful discussions   

For more information, contact Lisa Kovalchick or Colleen Smith.


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