100Kin10 Project Team: Increasing Visibility of Women in STEM

Updated: December 6, 2018

- Check out a webinar about this team's work.

- Download the toolkit this team developed, which includes research-backed strategies for educators who want to increase the visibility of women in professional STEM roles in their classrooms.

This Project Team’s goal was to support educators in the effort to increase the visibility of women in STEM for students by creating a easy to use how-to toolkit. Their members included Washington STEM, Science Friday, GWTeach, The George Washington University, National Geographic Society, URU The Right To Be, STEM Teacher Ambassador, NSF, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and Mentor Public Schools.

Kids can’t be what they can’t see. Not enough girls and young women have exposure to women in professional STEM roles, limiting their sense of possibility. During this project, they surveyed teachers across the nation to learn about how educators were already increasing the visibility of women in STEM to students. Then, they developed an easy to use how-to toolkit of research-backed strategies for educators who want to increase visibility of women in STEM in the classroom for their students.