Join the STEM Effect team for a Twitter chat on January 16th at 2pm EST to discuss challenges of, and promising practices for, assessing medium and long-term outcomes of informal STEM programs for middle and high-school aged girls.
The STEM Effect will be co-hosting a tweet chat with two special guest tweeters who have extensive experience working with girls in STEM and studying the long-term impacts of STEM programs.
- Dr. Linda Kekelis, Advisor STEM Next Opportunity Fund
- Dr. Dale McCreedy, Vice President of Audience and Community Engagement
at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
We will tackle questions such as:
- What programs support motivated girls to pursue STEM studies and careers?
- How can informal programs guide motivated girls to other formal/informal
How to Participate:
- Ask questions or share relevant information during the tweet chat by using the hashtag, #STEMEffect.
- Reply to comments and questions posted during the tweet chat to share your thoughts or ask follow-up questions.
- Retweet what you’d like to share with your followers.
Dr. Linda Kekelis
Dr. Linda Kekelis is an advisor for STEM Next Opportunity Fund with a lifelong passion for ensuring that all youth, particularly girls and underrepresented youth, have access to opportunities in STEM. As the Founder and former CEO of Techbridge Girls, she made out-of-school STEM programs, role models, and family engagement vital elements of her work and research. Linda advises organizations and programs including the National Academy of Engineering’s EngineerGirl on empowering girls in STEM. Her expertise in research and practice supports parents, educators, and role models. Linda has a master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in Special Education from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Dale McCreedy
As Discovery Center at Murfree Spring’s (DCMS) Vice President of Audience and Community Engagement, Dale McCreedy draws upon her historical commitment to supporting and studying girls in science, and experiences engaging underrepresented and underserved audiences in STEM learning. She serves in the unique position of being partially funded by Middle Tennessee State University in a role designed to build connection and integration in support of collaborative STEM learning and teaching across and within institutions and the community. She is co-author of Cascading Influences: Long-Term Impacts of Informal STEM Experiences for Girls.
The STEM Effect project is a collaboration between the Intrepid Museum, the Education Development Center, and the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), funded by the National Science Foundation.
The STEM Effect project aims to gain a better understanding of the long-term impacts of STEM programs for middle- and high-school age girls. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. #1811155 (Division of Research on Learning).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.