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Strengthening STEM Forum

On October 15, 2014, PASE held a forum, Strengthening STEM: Building your STEM Capacity in Afterschool, devoted to supporting quality STEM offerings in the afterschool setting.

The plenary speaker, Erinn McGurn of SCALEAfrica, discussed her career experiences as an architect, the importance of encouraging girls to enter STEM careers, and the mission of SCALEAfrica, which designs and builds culturally-responsive sustainable school infrastructure in rural sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, panelists from WHEDCo and Grand Street Settlement spoke about how their agencies have worked to build their capacity to provide STEM programming for youth.

PASE also gave an overview of our STEM capacity-building efforts and shared what we have learned so far through the Strengthening STEM program, including that STEM programming requires more planning and prep time, funding, and structural and organizational support than other afterschool activities. The forum also offered participants a choice of four workshops, facilitated by Iridescent Learning, New York Academy of Sciences, The After-School Corporation (TASC), and Alice King Books.

Below are photos from the event, as well as links to presentations and resources distributed.

Strengthening STEM is supported by The Pinkerton Foundation.

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  • Date Posted

    October 28, 2014

  • Author

    Katie Hanna

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