Girls in STEM

Women remain drastically under-represented in the fields related to science, technology, engineering and math. KC STEM Alliance and our partners across the metro work intentionally to change these numbers by providing encouragement, role models and hands-on STEM experiences for female students.

Adults: You make a difference

Girl and woman working together on laptop computer

Encouraging girls to pursue STEM empowers them to change the world! Whether you’re family, an educator or a STEM professional, you can make a difference in how STEM opportunities are perceived.

Volunteer

Share your career experiences as a STEM professional, lend a hand at a STEM event or sign up for a more in-depth mentoring opportunity.

Mentor

Mentors matter: KC STEM Alliance needs mentors to help students with projects, to work with high school girls and for FIRST robotics teams. Contact us to find out where you can make a difference.

Connect girls with opportunities

Girls who are encouraged by parents and teachers to explore STEM are more likely to enroll in related coursework. Help the girls in your life engage with STEM by searching for organizations with programs that cater to girls or by searching the Event Calendar for specific opportunities.

Girls: It’s time to explore!

Local STEM professionals and students share why STEM matters for girls. Check it out and then explore ways you can dive in!

Join a club or start a project

Local experiences

Girl Scouts Earn STEM badges and attend STEM-related events.
Coding & Cupcakes An introduction to coding to enjoy with your parent from Kansas City Women in Technology.
SWENext The student chapter of Society of Women Engineers
Girls Who Code Join a club or start one of your own!
Rails Girls KC A free workshop for girls of all ages.

Projects, competitions and scholarships

#builtbygirls Connect with female mentors from major tech companies and pitch your tech products.
Made with Code Coding projects and inspiration for all ages.
NCWIT The National Center for Women & Information Technology sponsors the Aspirations in Computing competition and more.
Project CS Girl Competitions and events for middle school and beyond.
Technovation Team competition invites girls to identify a problem and build an app and business plan to solve it.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships + Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day for middle and high school students.
Code Like a Girl Advice for high schoolers: programs, scholarships, resume tips and more.
Engineer Girl Explore engineering careers, find competitions.

#GirlsinTechKC

The Girls in Tech KC movement is working to encourage all girls to explore tech and computer science. Come see what exploring the field can offer you!

Explore STEM careers online

Learn more about possible STEM careers through these online resources.

Understanding the gender gap