Seeking guest speakers for ALearn’s Girls Exploring Math (GEM) after-school program targeted to underserved 7th and 8th grade girls in Mountain View and San Jose. Seeking a female speaker (and role model) who can talk about her experience working in STEM - preferably a first-generation woman of color, with whom our girls can relate.
Format: Visit two GEM classrooms at the same school site in one-day, either in Mountain View or San Jose (see below for available dates/times/locations). The speakers will spend one hour in each classroom: 30 minutes sharing their own experience as a woman working in a STEM profession (see guiding questions below), and 30 minutes leading an interactive activity with students on something they do at work. ALearn’s GEM Program Manager, Kelsey Austin-King, will set up a quick phone conversation to help speakers choose a fun, easy-to-implement activity. Speakers will have access to a projector if they would like as they share their own experience.
If interested, speakers can sign up in groups of two or three with a colleague or a friend in a STEM career (with a group of three we may switch to a panel format and shorten the activity afterward).
Length: 2 hours in total: 1 hour with Class #1, 1 hour with Class #2. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Thu, 10/13, 2-4pm, Sheppard Middle School
Tue, 10/18, 3-5pm, Sheppard Middle School
Thu, 10/20, 3-5pm, Crittenden Middle School
Tue, 10/25, 3-5pm, Crittenden Middle School
Tue, 10/25, 3-5pm, Sheppard Middle School
T ue, 11/1, 3-5pm, Crittenden Middle School
Thu, 11/3, 2-4pm, Sheppard Middle School
Thu, 11/3, 3-5pm, Crittenden Middle School
Tue, 11/8, 3-5pm, Sheppard Middle School
Tue, 11/8, 3-5pm, Crittenden Middle School
Thu, 11/10, 2-4pm, Sheppard Middle School
Tue, 11/15, 3-5pm, Crittenden Middle School
Tue, 11/15, 3-5pm, Sheppard Middle School
Thu, 11/17, 3-5pm, Crittenden Middle School
Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
Sheppard Middle School, 480 Rough and Ready Rd, San Jose, CA 95133
- Public Speaking
- Professional Development
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 2 hours