Girls and Science with CBS4 meteorologist Lauren Whitney

Be inspired by women in STEM! CBS4, in partnership with Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, is excited to present the 8th Annual Girls & Science. This year’s virtual event will run from February 24th – March 26th and will offer free resources, video presentations and activity kits for girls. Female mentors will share their personal experiences and encourage girls and their families to learn more about careers in STEM.

Watch the CBS4 special presentation “Meet The Mentor” below:

On March 17 CBS4’s Mekialaya White, STEM mentors and Girls Inc. girls took part in a virtual Girls & Science Community Conversation. They shared their experiences and advice to encourage girls to explore stem. Watch it in the video below:

Sponsors include:

PING Identity (Presenting Sponsor) Xcel Energy
MSU Denver Raytheon Intelligence & Space

As part of Girls & Science, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver is encouraging families to register for Girls thINC Outside the Box activity kits. Girls who subscribe to GIRLS thINC Outside the Box activity kits have access to instructional videos and trained Girls Inc. educators to support their experience at home. Boxes are designed specifically for girls 6-10 years old. To learn more and register for your kit, go to girlsincdenver.org/programs/outsidethebox/.

To explore the MARCH Girls thINC Outside the Box activity kit materials, click here to view the magazine

Read the welcome letter

… and view the virtual Zoom party invitation.

To explore our previous Girls thINC Outside the Box materials, click here:

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To see CBS4’s news coverage of Girls & Science, click here.

Why is it important to inspire girls to pursue STEM careers?
According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. By the time students reach college, women are significantly underrepresented in STEM majors — only around 21% of engineering majors are women and only around 19% of computer and information science majors are women, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

According to Pew Research Center, a typical STEM worker earns two-thirds more than those employed in other fields. Some of the highest-earning STEM occupations, such as computer science and engineering, have the lowest percentages of women represented in those careers. Men in STEM annual salaries are nearly $15,000 higher per year than women ($85,000 compared to $60,828). And Latina and Black women in STEM earn around $33,000 less (at an average of around $52,000 a year).

To learn more, go to aauw.org/resources/article/fast-facts-stem/