The Learning Technologies Media Lab, in partnership with Minneapolis Community Education and Austin Public Schools, will serve as a SciGirls CONNECT partner from 2014-2016. A popular PBS program, SciGirls aims to change how girls think about science, technology, engineering, and math – or STEM.
As a CONNECT partner, the LT Media Lab, along with educators from Minneapolis Community Education and Austin Public Schools, will receive official training on SciGirls resources and curriculum. Once training is complete, LT Media Lab staff will support the efforts of SciGirl clubs from Austin and Minneapolis as they dedicate time to investigating, creating, and solving STEM-based challenges. Girls from both communities will visit the University of Minnesota next year to showcase their learning and explore opportunities in STEM careers.
Read more in this Austin Daily Herald story.