How can schools engage more girls in STEM education? It’s a question asked by schools throughout the country across the full socioeconomic and demographic spectrum. And for good reason. While women make up roughly half of the U.S. workforce, more than 75% of STEM careers are held by men.
For Holy Child Academy near Philadelphia, their solution includes three critical components:
- Start early – A Journal of Science study showed that girls begin to lose interest in science at a disproportional rate as early as age 6.
- Integrate the arts with traditional STEM subjects – The acronym STEAM is gaining traction to describe this approach.
- Provide an opportunity for hands-on, project-based learning (pbl) – Holy Child partnered with Creative Learning Systems to develop their STEAM program.
Learn more about Holy Child and their innovative approach to engaging girls in STEM here.