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Friday, July 17

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    logo.png} {2015-06-27_1435412198.jpg} Grace Faoro @missfaoroKelcie Cain @cainsclassroomKelly Fulks @kfulksAngelique Heggem @meanangelique
    Our goal is to answer the question: "How can we inform and empower young girls to engage in STEM opportunities?"
    Through our research, we have discovered women are severely underrepresented in STEM careers. Informing and empowering young girls will be key to transforming the STEM job fields current climate to better represent a more diverse world. It is imperative, first and foremost, to build girls self esteem in science, technology, engineering and math. There is a divide in girls' perception of their performance in STEM. Even with the same achievement as their male counterparts, young girls believe their abilities to be poor. We can combat this mindset by improving STEM education for girls. Incorporating opportunities that allow girls to affect social good, enhance a sense of belonging, and spark passion will encourage young girls to sustain interest and ultimately pursue STEM careers. It is vital for teachers to set up young girls for success in an increasingly STEM oriented world. It is estimated 80% of future jobs will require extensive knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe young girls will transform the STEM field, and it begins with early empowerment and education.
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    Grace Faoro @missfaoro
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    Grace Faoro is a sixth grade teacher in Englewood, Colorado. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with her B.A in Special Education and is currently in MSU's Masters of Arts in Educational Technology program. In college, she worked for a non-profit company in Lansing, MI called ITEC, that brings STEM opportunities to young students in the area. While working as a instructor, she was approached about piloting a girls STEM club in Lansing Public Schools. She spent the next year and a half teaching over a hundred girls in the Lansing area all about the activities, as well as opportunities in STEM. These opportunities included LEGO robotics, computer game design, mobile application design, computer programming, web design, and more! This inspired Grace to follow her own STEM career aspirations and enter a educational technology masters in hopes of encouraging girls to enter STEM careers, no matter what the field. STEM is everywhere and giving girls the confidence to explore it is what Grace hopes to accomplish.
    Kelcie Cain @cainsclassroom
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    Kelcie Cain is a 4th grade co-teacher in Skokie, Illinois. She is currently the fourth grade team STEM Leader as her district embarks upon creating a STEM culture in her district. Her passions lie in making the integration of technology purposeful for students, creating a classroom culture that embraces mistakes and fosters perseverance, and empowering students to discover their dreams through exploration. These passions directly relate to this special interest group as she has recognized a need to encourage and inspire girls to enter STEM fields that, so far, has employed too few women. Many students, boys and girls alike, are unfamiliar with the opportunities afforded to them in the booming technological world, and it is imperative that we open every door and provide every opportunity for girls to explore at an early age to peak interests!
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Tuesday, July 14

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    Grace Faoro is a sixth grade teacher in Englewood, Colorado. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with her B.A in Special Education and is currently in MSU's Masters of Arts in Educational Technology program. In college, she worked for a non-profit company in Lansing, MI called ITEC, that brings STEM opportunities to young students in the area. While working as a instructor, she was approached about piloting a girls STEM club in Lansing Public Schools. She spent the next year and a half teaching over a hundred girls in the Lansing area all about the activities, as well as opportunities in STEM. These opportunities included LEGO robotics, computer game design, mobile application design, computer programming, web design, and more! This inspired Grace to follow her own STEM career aspirations and enter a educational technology masters in hopes of encouraging girls to enter STEM careers, no matter what the field. STEM is everywhere and giving girls the confidence to explore it is what Grace hopes to accomplish.
    Kelcie Cain
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    Kelcie Cain is a 4th grade co-teacher in Skokie, Illinois. She is currently the fourth grade team STEM Leader as her district embarks upon creating a STEM culture in her district. Her passions lie in making the integration of technology purposeful for students, creating a classroom culture that embraces mistakes and fosters perseverance, and empowering students to discover their dreams through exploration. These passions directly relate to this special interest group as she has recognized a need to encourage and inspire girls to enter STEM fields that, so far, has employed too few women. Many students, boys and girls alike, are unfamiliar with the opportunities afforded to them in the booming technological world, and it is imperative that we open every door and provide every opportunity for girls to explore at an early age to peak interests!
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    Our goal is to answer the question: "How can we inform and empower young girls to engage in STEM opportunities?"
    Through our research, we have discovered women are severely underrepresented in STEM careers. Informing and empowering young girls will be key to transforming the STEM job fields current climate to better represent a more diverse world. It is imperative, first and foremost, to build girls self esteem in science, technology, engineering and math. There is a divide in girls' perception of their performance in STEM. Even with the same achievement as their male counterparts, young girls believe their abilities to be poor. We can combat this mindset by improving STEM education for girls. Incorporating opportunities that allow girls to affect social good, enhance a sense of belonging, and spark passion will encourage young girls to sustain interest and ultimately pursue STEM careers. It is vital for teachers to set up young girls for success in an increasingly STEM oriented world. It is estimated 80% of future jobs will require extensive knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe young girls will transform the STEM field, and it begins with early empowerment and education.

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Monday, July 13

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