(LEAF-STEM) Learning Each Awesome Field - STEM

Middle school girls would engage in weekly activities that will expose them to different STEM field careers. Each series of activities would be based on a theme such as (initially) team building, engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, physical science, etc. During the spring, the participants would travel to the University of Maine to meet women at their workplaces and engage in real world "work". Their guides and lunch partners would be the women MST graduate students. All of the participants would complete pre- and post-surveys on STEM field awareness and interest. Our primary goal would be to expose young women to the possibilities in STEM fields. They would then be able to make better choices in their educational course selections as they enter high school.

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Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Elizabeth
Last Name: 
Haynes
Title: 
Title IA mathematics teacher
Location: 
173 Lincolnville Ave.
Belfast, ME 04915
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2009
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
15
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Troy Howard Middle School
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Elizabeth
Last Name: 
Haynes
Title: 
I.B. Teacher
Location: 
173 Lincolnville Ave.
Belfast, ME
United States
Phone: 2073382230
Fax: 7735352596
Slug: 
leaf-stem-learning-each-awesome-field-stem-2
Populations Served
rural
middle/junior
low income
at-risk
Needed Resources/Activities
mentoring
funding/sponsorship
Collaboration Interests
joint event planning
Available Resources/Activities
girls interested in STEM
facilities/physical space
computer access