Girls in Engineering strives to make engineering diverse and accessible, one student at a time.
Girls in Engineering started in 2014 to address the gender disparity and lack of diversity in engineering and other STEM fields. The Girls in Engineering program grew out of the desire to create a safe and supportive space for middle school students—especially those currently underrepresented and underserved—to explore and build capacity in science, technology, engineering, art (design) and math. This project-based, experiential learning approach focuses on design thinking, creative problem solving, and hands-on making and is the basis for the Girls in Engineering pedagogy.
The program was designed around four principles:
- focus on middle school students when students begin to lose interest and confidence,
- offer hands-on experiences that develop hard and soft skills to help them succeed,
- work on meaningful projects that could benefit society, and
- build a supportive and encouraging community to help students thrive.
We believe that society benefits when everyone can contribute to and anyone can thrive in a STEM field.
To provide engaging and inspiring opportunities to all students, especially those who have been under-represented in STEM, to explore engineering, build capacity in STE(A)M learning, and encourage a lifelong passion for STEM.
Girls in Engineering piques students’ curiosity and shows them what is possible with an engineering degree.
Learn about the amazing team of professionals that make the magic happen behind the scenes.
Read about the generous sponsor organizations that make our programs possible.
“I love how this camp shows all the different aspects of engineering and allows girls of all different ages and demographics to come together and work on something they’re all mutually interested in. I gained so much from this camp without even knowing it.”Hannah, 2020 HS CIT