Girls In STEM

Mission-critical initiative aimed at inspiring, empowering and encouraging interest in science and engineering among girls. 

There is a historic and continuing under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Jobs requiring critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration are growing, while at the same time there is a lack of available talent to fill them. Studies also show that girls are more engaged in learning when the content presented is both tactile and is closely tied to solving for a real-world problem or challenge. This framework is often lacking in today's classroom. 

Arizona Science Center's Girls in STEM program plays an important role in fostering a community of learners interested in pursuing science inside and outside of the classroom. Since 2013, Girls in STEM creates an empowering and collaborative environment for girls in grades 48 to engage with other girls and female mentors for a full day of hands-on learning. This year, the Center also has its first female scientist serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Barbara Lockwood, P.E. (Vice President, Regulation for APS). Thus, Girls in STEM is a strategic and mission-critical initiative under her leadership.


Women and Girls in STEM

Registration is FREE for all students and Chaperons.

Space is limited.

Click here to register or call 602-716-2000 Ext. 118


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5th Annual Girls in STEM Event

October 27-28... It's a camp-in!

Join us for Arizona Science Center's 5th annual Girls in STEM Event on October 27th as we celebrate girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The event will be filled with learning opportunities centered around biology and biotechnology.  The girls will meet and visit with women in STEM, and engage in a variety of hands-on collaborative problem solving activities throughout the evening and into the next day. The event is geared but not exclusive towards girls in grades 4–8. 

More details coming soon!

Want to support the event? We need volunteers and mentors for each day.

Interested in being a volunteer or a mentor for the day?  Click here to fill out the volunteer/mentor information form.  


Special thanks to our 5th annual event sponsors!

Girls in STEM 2016 Recap

The theme for 2016 was focused on aerospace engineering. A total of 145 young girls were tasked with fabricating a rocket that could successfully take flight from our custom-made launch pad and were encouraged to use their experience from the day to remind them that they are today's learners and tomorrow's leaders in a world full of opportunities. View the rocket launch by clicking here.

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors!