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.

From 2014 to 2017, the Vienna Area Branch joined with these organizations to present STEMtastics:

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

STEMtastics offered a half-day Saturday program of events focusing on STEM topics for middle school students. Professional women who work in STEM fields led a wide variety of student workshops that included an interactive or hands-on component.

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 in 2017.