2016 Sharing Solutions STEM Conference from The Agnes Irwin School on Vimeo.
Sharing Solutions: Advancing Girls in STEM
It is an undisputed fact that the number of women in the STEM workforce still lags behind that of men. Research points to several factors that foster this disparity, from cultural messages that tell girls that science and math are “not for them” to professional biases against women’s competency in these fields.
In 2015, CAG hosted the first Sharing Solutions conference which welcomed over 150 educators from K-12 and higher education settings, policy makers, innovators and senior-executive industry leaders to discuss the persistence of girls in STEM.
Building on the momentum of this initial gathering, we proudly partnered with The Franklin Institute in April of 2016, using Design Thinking principles to tackle the problem of the "leaky pipeline" by building a better one. Featured above is a video which encapsulates the experience of the day. We look forward to next year's event and hope to welcome returning participants as well as new faces as we work to keep girls motivated and engaged in the STEM fields.