STEMtastics: Inspiring Middle School Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

AAUW is working to level the playing field for girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Since 2014 the Vienna Area Branch has joined with these organizations to present STEMtastics:

  • Three other local AAUW branches
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • NOVA Systemic Solutions

STEMtastics offers a half-day Saturday program of events focusing on STEM topics for middle school students. Professional women who work in STEM fields lead a wide variety of student workshops that include an interactive or hands-on component. While students are in the workshops, parents may attend presentations covering topics such as how to finance college and how to support their children in STEM courses.

In March, 2017, over 500 students and parents attended STEMtastics at the Northern Virginia Community College campus in Annandale. Over 90 AAUW members volunteered.

Parents, students, and other guests attend the opening session.


To learn more from our STEM coordinator, please contact us and include “STEM” in the Subject field.