STEAHM (STEM + Arts and Humanities) is a pilot community initiative I am developing that responds to the disparate gender gap in tech fields and STEM majors. STEAHM is invested in teaching computer science skills to 6th to 12th grade girls (an age group where interest in computing and STEM fields typically drops off for girls) primarily through the practice of teaching circles, peer-to-peer mentorship training, and Girls Who Code chapters at Loyola and our neighborhood public schools.
I’m happy to announce that this project recently received the following support:
- The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a Community Action Grant to support Loyola’s Girls Who Code chapter
- The CME Foundation will fund our pilot year of STEAHM, enabling us to support undergraduate student learners