Girls in STEAM is a 10-week program Working in collaboration with Facebook, Kiewit and Sherwood Foundations, community organizations (UNO, UNL, Collective for Youth, Girl Scouts, STEM Ecosystem, 75 North, Scott Scholars) and school districts (Westside and Papillion/LaVista) to bring STEM education/careers to students, specifically girls ages 8-14. The Girls in STEAM event is a 10-week program (1 event/week) where we engage, enrich and empower girls to see themselves as someone who could excel in STEM education (and future careers) in a safe and positive environment.
In 2020, Prairie STEM staff completed a 10-week Girls in STEAM program at 6 public schools in the Omaha area. That year our program was in person and consisted of over 200 girls from the Omaha Metro area who went on to compete in the Nebraska Robotics Expo!
There are four locations this year for Girls in STEAM, Oakdale/Rockbrook in Westside, Howard Kennedy in Omaha Public Schools, Saint Cecilia Catholic School, Eureka through Girls Inc and UNO, and our Prairie STEM virtual site. There will be more than 150 girls participating this year.
Each girl is receiving a Sphero Little Bits Space Rover Inventor Kit.
This year, one of the locations for Girls in STEAM will be virtual.