Women@NASA is expanding! And we are very excited about the future. One of the biggest aims of the site is to inspire young girls. And, the NASA FIRST fellows created this incredibly cool and tech-savvy project that does just that. We are proud to be a part of it! For more information, read on.
NASA has launched the new http://women.nasa.gov/a2i/ website aimed at inspiring middle school girls to explore education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The site features four short films and one overview film that explore the careers and backgrounds of early career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas.
A list of community organizations and NASA affiliated outreach programs with STEM emphasis will be available to interested girls visiting the website.
The site will also features four Twitter© feeds where visiting girls can interact with and submit questions to the young women featured in the STEM films.
“We have an opportunity to reach out to the next generation and inspire today’s girls to pursue science and technology careers,” said Rebecca Keiser, the agency’s associate director for agency-level policy integration and representative to the White House Council on Women and Girls. “Expanding opportunities in these fields will give our country perspectives and expertise that will help us out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the world. It’s key to our future.”
To learn more and discover your own inspiration, visit: http://women.nasa.gov/a2i/