Today is Ada Lovelace Day – a celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and science. It’s celebrated on the second Tuesday in October.
STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a field that needs more women. Careers NZ looks at where women are working in STEM, and job opportunities.
Having inspiring examples for girls and young women is an important part of adding balance into the sector. Curious Minds – He Hihiri i te Mahara does it well – Increasing girls’ and women’s participation in STEM publishes profiles of women in science, technology and engineering, and new profiles are added each week. Dr Victoria Metcalf’s New Zealand women in STEM – talented and diverse is a cool look into Curious Minds.
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STEM at libraries and learning centres
Science Snippets in the library hosted by Science Alive! After school sessions start back next week Monday 17 October.
Books to give girls STEM inspiration
- Geni’s Top Science Books for Kids
- Geology stories for kids
- Biology stories for kids
- Stories that feature levers and pulleys
- Chemistry stories for kids