Thank You to the 500+ kids who visited the Nevada Girls In STEM Booth at the 2023 Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival! We are planning our next event and hope you'll check back here for updates!
NV Girls In STEM led hands-on science demonstrations for more than 500 youth at the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival!
We're proud to promote gender equality and diversity in STEM professions. As we move toward a more technology-based future, we need talented and hard-working women to pursue STEM careers. This starts with providing girls with a strong STEM education at an early age.
Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and math throughout their educations, limiting their training and options to go into these fields as adults. More women than men tend to desert STEM fields as they progress through college, with a major reason often being the inflexible, exclusionary, male-dominated nature of the STEM fields.
Women make up only 28% of the workforce in STEM. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering.
1 in 10 scientists or engineers is a minority woman. Only 5% of Hispanics with a college degree work in STEM occupations. Blacks only represent 9% of STEM workers. There is an increasing gap between the proportion of women in the population and the proportion in the STEM workforce
Girls have fewer role models to inspire their interest in these fields, seeing limited examples of female scientists and engineers in books, media and popular culture.
Nevada Girls in STEM is a unique program that empowers students to grow and develop as they discover new skills and interests. It strives to create a safe, experience-rich environment that will lead to incredible adventures and endless memories.