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From Curiosity to Careers: The Important Role of Women in STEM

Why Is It Important For Women and Girls To Be In STEM?

Encouraging girls to pursue STEM fields from a young age is crucial for fostering diversity and innovation in these fields. By actively involving girls in STEM education, we not only address gender disparities but also access the full spectrum of talent and innovative ideas. Women bring unique insights to scientific and technological advancements, contributing to a more comprehensive and inclusive approach to problem-solving. Additionally, early exposure to STEM activities can empower girls to overcome stereotypes and develop the confidence to pursue careers in traditionally male-dominated fields. Creating a supportive environment that fosters curiosity, critical thinking, and hands-on experiences from a young age lays the foundation for a future where women play pivotal roles in shaping the world through science and technology.

Online Resources for Girls in Grades K-12

Girls Who Code offers various programs, clubs, and resources aimed at inspiring and equipping young girls with the skills needed for success in technology and engineering.

STEM for Kids provides a range of educational programs, camps, and workshops designed to engage children in STEM subjects from an early age.

DIY Girls focuses on empowering girls to pursue careers in STEM by providing after-school programs and workshops that blend technology and engineering with creative expression. offers a variety of coding resources and tutorials suitable for students of all ages. The platform encourages girls to explore the world of coding and computer science.

The NGCP connects organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing the participation of girls in STEM. Their website provides a wealth of resources and information for parents, educators, and girls themselves.

Join Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA to celebrate the women in STEM and NASA astrophysics.  

Where Can I Find STEM Programs Near Me?

If you are in South Jersey then you’re in luck! The Police Activities League of Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County offers a variety of STEM workshops and clubs throughout the year if your child is interested in learning and experimenting without the pressure or commitment of a competitive team! For your children who are interested in competing, PAL has our own competitive robotics team and hosts STEM competitions throughout the year. With summer right around the corner we also offer STEM summer camps for children in 1st through 12th grade! If you’re interested in learning more about our STEM programs and summer camps, get in touch with us!

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