Posted on March 31, 2022 by childrenslearninginstitute
March 31, 2022 | McGovern Medical School: Scoop | by Roman Petrowski
The Children’s Learning Institute grant, “Breaking stereotypes through culturally relevant storytelling: Optimizing out-of-school time STEM experiences for elementary-age girls to strengthen their STEM interest pathways” is funded for nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation.
To reduce inequities among females who are Latino and African American in STEM fields, the project will build important knowledge about how to support early interest in STEM by exposing girls to STEM role models and fostering a STEM identity. The project focuses on using a hands-on elementary afterschool program in schools where the majority of students are experiencing poverty. Read the full article here.