STEM and the Gifted Girl

By | July 7, 2014

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:

KiKi Live 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.

 


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About Jeanne Bernish

I am a professional writer and communicator with a specialty in social media platforms and an interest in politics, education policy and meeting the needs of academically gifted students. Definitely a dog person. Find me on Twitter @JeanneBernish.

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