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- Science Education Organizations
The United States is the first nation to land on the moon and the nation which developed the polio vaccine and invented the light bulb. After decades of dominance in the scientific fields, American schools and universities must work to ensure this country remains competitive in the STEM fields. Women are underrepresented in these fields, comprising only 26 percent of mathematical and computer scientists, and 11 percent of engineers. The Harpeth Hall School will have a transformative impact on the educational opportunities for girls by establishing The Center for STEM Education for Girls to increase participation by girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math studies in high school and college and to encourage them to aspire to STEM careers. Click here to review more information about our center. The Center for STEM Education for Girls will accomplish the following: creating a STEM for Girls Consortium that meets annually to discuss best practices for STEM education for girls in both secondary and university levels; initiate and host a summer STEM for Girls conference for educators; and develop a replicable summer STEM Institute for Girls offering experiences in STEM fields for 9th and 10th grade girls in Middle Tennessee schools.