Photo Diary: Techbridge Girls Summer Academy

To us, it couldn't be clearer. One of the biggest deterrents to getting girls in STEM is the messaging culture sends them. Girls need to be told that engineers are creative problem-solvers that matter -- and that they too, regardless of their gender, can succeed. That's why we at Techbridge Girls have decided to showcase the work our students will be doing together in the STEM fields during this year's Summer Academy, Girls Go Global, taking place the last week in June.
|
This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

To us, it couldn't be clearer. One of the biggest deterrents to getting girls in STEM is the messaging culture sends them. Girls need to be told that engineers are creative problem-solvers that matter -- and that they too, regardless of their gender, can succeed. That's why we at Techbridge Girls have decided to showcase the work our students will be doing together in the STEM fields during this year's Summer Academy, Girls Go Global, taking place the last week in June.

During this week, girls will take on the role of engineers working on problems from around the world. They'll be learning about challenges people in developing nations may face meeting daily needs related to water, food, energy, and sanitation. Through role model presentations and videos, they'll hear about solutions being created by people across the globe. And throughout the week, they'll design, build, and test their own solutions, such as biomass-burning stoves and LED lights.

We're hoping that images of these hard-working, diverse and creative students tackling some of the world's biggest problems will encourage more girls just like them to enter the STEM fields.

Check back each day June 24 through June 28 to see what new world-changing products our students are working on.

Before You Go

Popular in the Community