Girls in STEM


Samantha Bizub, Producer

STEM has been a hot topic in the recent years. It is a popular field to enter, study, and hold interest in. But for who? The STEM field; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is a high demand for boys, but girls tend to shy away. Mrs. Buell, Alden’s technology teacher, explains the importance of involving girls in STEM and how it starts with representation.

Unless young girls see women in STEM classes, fields, and careers, they won’t know that they can do that too. It starts at a young age. If a child is not exposed to something by 7th or 8th grade, they are less likely to pursue it in their future. Teacher, parents, and adults need to be exposing young kids, especially girls, to STEM. Alden’s new Makerspace rooms in the Intermediate School play a crucial role in encouraging STEM to children. These rooms are available for students to have a fun, hands-on approach to learn about the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Megan Harvey went to the Makerspace rooms to show the significance of the new additions.

It starts with you. Expose girls to STEM at a young age. Encourage them to accept the challenge head on. Be the person that pushes them to be the best they can be in everything they do.