STEM and the Gifted Girl
I consider myself fortunate to have enjoyed raising a boy and a girl, each of whom have had more than a passing interest in maths, technology and science. As a mom I have always been on the lookout for activities which supported their interests, especially during the summer months. But I have also been troubled at the lack of activities and opportunities for girls which segue into what we typically define as STEM. Over on the Bedtime Math blog I wrote about a truly gifted crafter AND mathematician in “Measure Twice, Cut Long” which explores some of the mathematics crafters have to work with. And I know many gifted girls who design clothing and costumes. Textiles, yarn-bombing and the rise of the feminist hackerspace aren’t often included in summer brochures for STEM camps that lead with coding and robotics. Enter KiKiLive 2.0:
A one day summer experience for 5th-9th grade girls hosted by KiKi Magazine at Cincinnati Country Day School. Crafting, fashion and wearable technology, participants will explore how technology is pushing the boundaries of fashion. I plan to pop in on Saturday and check out the fun. Look for a follow-up blog post next week after I have experienced my first KiKi Live event.