Hacking for Gender Equity in STEM
March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree - $18.00
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.
Kim Wilkens, founder of Tech-Girls , will talk about girls place in STEM and the mission of Tech-Girls. “I created Tech-Girls with the mission of empowering girls to imagine and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world. Tech-Girls is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit that works with parents, educators and partners to provide training, resources and relationships needed to spark girls interest in STEM and support their journey throughout the pipeline. ”
Join with Random Hacks of Kindness Junior and Kim Wilkens, as we design and code apps addressing girls place in the STEM field. Together with mentors, participants will have the opportunity to create apps that highlight the importance of inspiring and engaging women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math.