Conversation Starter: From Maker to Make-HER: Leveling the STEM Playing Field for Girls

Sunday, June 28, 2015 -
10:30am to 11:15am

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Speaker: Lindsay Balfour, Maker Educator, Children's Creativity Museum
Speaker: Nancy Andrus, Youth Services Librarian, Sunnyvale Public Library
Speaker: Tenaya Hurst, Maker Educator, Rogue Making

How do techie girls make their way in what’s been termed a “bro-grammer” culture? Despite advances in other fields, women still are vastly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math professions (STEM). Explore how public libraries can support girls and engage mothers as mentors through project-based STEM learning. Get inspired by Make-HER instructors, discover what’s hot in the Maker Movement, and explore the practicalities of Library as Make-HER Space. Finally, unleash your inner maker and learn-by-doing as #LadyMakers lead participants through a mini Make-HER project.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:45am PDT
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