Women in STEM

Studies in Feminist Activism

The original objective of our project was to do something to educate others about women in STEM and why it’s a problem. Women are extremely underrepresented in the fields of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and Alexis and I wanted to let people know about this issue. Earlier in the semester we made a trip to The Catholic High School of Baltimore to give a demonstration about women involved in STEM fields. Trip was planned by Caitlin, Alexis, and Omar, as well as the UMBC rocketry club, whose members contributed both time and knowledge to our project.

The STEM day included not only a talk about the lack of women in STEM fields, but also three stations: an air cannon for target prediction, cloud in a bottle, liquid N2, demos with NeverWet and an instrumented egg drop using a Wii remote. These activities showed the young…

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