Teaching and Mentoring the Next Generation of Women in Science
Published: Jan 26 2018
‘It takes just one girl. . .to change the world’— this is a key message throughout the documentary film I Am—a WiSci story. Held in Malawi, Africa, the 2017 Women in Science (WiSci) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Camp brought together 100 girls, from high schools across the US and Eastern Africa, aspiring to pursue STEAM careers. The annual camp seeks to address international gender disparities in STEAM education and career opportunities. Serving as instructors and mentors, Emily Adams of SERVIR’s NASA SERVIR Science Coordination Office and Phoebe Oduor of RCMRD/SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa were among those who traveled to the event to teach these young women about geospatial technologies.
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The next WiSci STEAM Camp will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from June 17 – June 29, 2018. To read the SERVIRGlobal article about the 2017 WiSci STEAM Camp, click here.