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STEM: Science | Technology | Engineering | Mathematics


“STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. 

According to a report by the website STEMConnector.org, in 2018, projections estimate the need for 8.65 million workers in STEM-related jobs.” (Hom, Elaine J. What is STEM Education. 2014. www.livescience.com) “Getting more women into STEM education will have a positive impact on economic growth. However, despite good employment opportunities and highly productive jobs in this area, there is currently a low proportion of women studying and graduating in STEM subjects. Social, cultural, economic, educational and institutional factors sustain the persisting gender segregation across study fields. While the majority of studies show no differences in STEM ability, a large divide in perceived competence starts as early as age five. Bringing awareness to gender disparities allows us to be cognizant of how we speak to girls and mentor young women. As the 21st century is one of rapid innovation and progress, wouldn’t closing the gender gap be one of the greatest accomplishments of all time?” (Chang, Alicia. Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home. 2018. www.huffingtonpost.com)

Reducing the gender gap in STEM education areas could help reduce bottlenecks in the labor market, increase the employment and productivity of women and reduce occupational segregation. This would foster economic growth with both higher productivity and increased labor market activity. Ultimately, higher productivity of STEM jobs is likely to result into higher wages for women. (European Institute for gender Equality. How Gender Equality in STEM Education Leads to Economic Growth. 2018. https://eige.europa.eu/gender-mainstreaming/policy-areas/economic-and-financial-affairs/economic-benefits-gender-equality/stem)

 

Montana Girls STEM Collaborative  

“The goals of NGCP are to maximize access to shared resources within projects, and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls’ participation in STEM."

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Early Edge 

“By strengthening critical thinking skills such as analysis, interpretation, problem solving and reasoning, Early Edge preparation gives students the academic tools they need to consistently excel in the classroom and the college admission process.”

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Reach Higher Montana

"The purpose of Reach Higher Montana is to help students strategically pursue educational opportunities.”

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Montana Afterschool Alliance 

“The mission of the Montana Afterschool Alliance (MTAA) is to support and advocate for sustainable, high-quality afterschool programs by drawing together key decision-makers committed to improving outcomes for youth, their families, and communities.”

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Montana STEM Mentors

"Pledges Montana women as mentors and pair them with students." 

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National Girls Collaborative Project 

“The goals of NGCP are to maximize access to shared resources within projects, and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls’ participation in STEM."

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GEAR UP  

“This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education."

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TRIO: Upward Bound Math Science 

"TRIO programs incluce: Educational Opportunity Center, Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Student Support Services Program, Talent Search, Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs, Upward Bound Program, Upward Bound Math-Science, and Veterans Upward Bound Program."

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STEM Ready America

“STEM Ready America is a compendium from 40 authors presenting bold and persuasive evidence—as well as real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships—on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills are preparing young people to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.”

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