Parents Page

Facts--Clubs--Websites-&-More for Parents & Daughters

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou

If parents, teachers, and mentors all undertook responsibility for consistently refuting the belief that boys are better than girls at certain skills and professions, we would begin to chip away at the stereotypes that keep girls from pursuing their dreams. In today's bad economic climate, Colorado public school budgets are being slashed with school librarians and teachers suddenly cut. Extracurricular enrichment programs are basically non-existent without an army of volunteer parents, who are willing to put in the time, energy, and money to create learning experiences for their children. If parents commit to helping out at their local schools to create encouraging and exciting STEM programs, our kids have a better chance at competing for global STEM jobs.

This page is designed to help parents with encouraging their children. The resources on this page include ways to get a better understanding of the issues associated with girls and STEM, how to get involved in starting a STEM related club or after-school program, links to fun websites geared towards encouraging girls to consider STEM activities, and books and other materials parents can use at home.

Getting the Facts about girls and STEM

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Clubs & Programs

Fun Websites for Girls

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Books & Additional Resources

  • girls in science, action frameworkChatman, L. et. al. (2008) “Girls in science: A Framework for Action”. NSTA Press
  • See Jane WinRimm, S.(2003) “See Jane Win for Girls: A Smart Girl's Guide to Success”. Free Spirit Pub.
  • Great Books for GirlsOdean, K.(2002).“Great Books for Girls: More Than 600 Books To Inspire Today's Girls and Tomorrow's Women.”.Ballantine Books.
  • The Bold and the Brave:A History of Women in Science and EngineeringFrize, M.(2009).“The Bold and the Brave:A History of Women in Science and Engineering”.University of Ottawa Press.
  • girls think of everythingThimmesh, C., Sweet, M.(2002)“Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women”. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY.
  • Girls and Young Women InventingKarnes, F.A.(1995)“Girls & Young Women Inventing: Twenty True Stories About Inventors Plus How You Can Be One Yourself ”. Free Spirit Pub.

Watch the inspirational video below. Wouldn't it be great if we could work together with people from Colorado State University, K-8 educators, industry partners, and enthusiastic parents to create something like this?

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