STEM ALL STARS
Who We Are
STEM All Stars is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization driven towards sparking girls interest in STEM fields and encouraging them to explore STEM careers. In our shrinking world of women in STEM, there is also an extreme shortage of women in technology with only 18% majoring in computer science fields. We are concerned about empowering girls throughout their learning years by making available an intriguing STEM research competition, clubs, and events to help them improve their self-confidence. STEM All Stars is especially focused on reaching girls who are economically disadvantaged, at risk of academic failure, or who are the least likely to pursue STEM and who may have limited STEM learning resources at home. But it is certainly true that all girls, regardless of their background, are underserved in STEM. All girls need and deserve encouragement and enrichment in STEM. We use our funds and donations for our activities each year, and to provide STEM equipment (computers, projectors, tool kits for hands-on experiments, etc.) to girls around the country. Long story short, we are here to help. Meet our team.
Our society has been molded into a community where people believe that girls do not belong in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For example, a survey, conducted by SWIFT ("Supporting Women in Information Technology") in Vancouver, Canada, asked 7,411 participants about their career path. The results of the survey showed that females tend to believe that they lack skills in computer science. Starting from kindergarten, children develop a sense of gender identity and bias. we see woman diverting from STEM fields at the end of their high school years while boys pursue STEM careers.
These stereotypes include:
Boys are better at math than girls
Boys are more creative in terms of engineering, building, and electronics
Boys are stronger
Girls are meant for housework and taking care of the children
Girls do not play video games
Girls are too sensitive
Girls are submissive
The most important thing that girls need is support. Supporting girls with their education and believing that they are also worth as much as boys can help progress our society as a whole.
We are showing the next generation that girls do STEM. Click here to Read More.
The mission is to the work together to encourage young girls to enter STEM fields when they begin their careers. To this day, statistics prove that women hold less than 25 percent of all available STEM jobs. It is shocking to hear that a woman still earns 87 cents for each dollar a man earns, and a male is 6 times more likely to take engineering than a female. Helping the future generation of girls to be successful people is our goal.
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