STEM women leaders to connect with 4th-8th grade girls for interactive challenges
What better way to celebrate the trailblazing contributions to the world by women in STEM fields this month, than with some “maker girl” power. KID Museum is launching a series of hands-on, invention-based workshops for 4th-8th grade girls called Maker Girls. A live, interactive virtual event will take place on Thursday, March 25 from 4-5 PM ET in partnership with AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors program, with a diverse set of top female STEM leaders — from a statistician featured in the book “Wonder Women of Science” and a biomechanical engineer studying 3D sports movement, to a cancer immunologist and the college-student founder of Makers for COVID-19. The event will feature a “Shark Tank”-style pitch event and a virtual tour of KID Museum’s new online Maker Playground.
The March 25 event will be hosted by Dr. Corinna Lathan, a neuroscientist, technology pioneer, social advocate, and IF/THEN Ambassador, along with 11-year-old maker Zuri Davis. In the interactive event, girls will hear from IF/THEN Ambassadors who will share examples of “How I Failed” and the lessons they learned. Ambassadors at the March 25 kickoff event include Davina Durgana, a Forbes Top 30 Under 30 in Science (2017) and award-winning international human rights statistician, and Karina Popovich, the 21-year-old Cornell student who is also Head of Education and Policy at Women in 3D Printing and Founder of Makers for COVID-19.