Female STEM Role Models Needed to Inspire Girls

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Different Locations in Oakland/East Bay AreaOakland, CA 94609


SAFG is looking for female STEM role models to visit an after school STEM class for girls in Kindergarten - 5th grades in the Oakland/East Bay Area. Classes are typically held between 3-4:30pm on a weekday during the school year and 2-3pm during a summer camp. The role model would talk to the girls about what they do, why they choose a STEM career, answer questions and possibly do a fun project with the girls related to their field (with help of our head teacher). Role models can be from ANY STEM field.

Research shows that simply exposing young girls to women in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can eliminate stereotypes and encourage girls to think that they can also have a career in a STEM field. Girls generally perform just as well as boys in science and math classes but opt out of careers in STEM because they simply cannot "see" themselves in this capacity. All SAFG classes include time for the girls to meet with all types of female scientists. If we increase exposure to female role models in STEM, or normalize this notion, girls can start to picture themselves in a career in STEM.


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  • STEM
  • Computer Science

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Requirements & Commitment

  • approximately one hour
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