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For Girls

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • BrainCake from the Carnegie Science Center
    BrainCake.org is an online sisterhood of girls ages 11 - 17 featuring programs, scholarships, virtual mentoring, girl blogs and much more. Check out the "happenings" section for Pittsburgh area events, share your ideas on gender equity in "We Hear That", learn about awesome women in STEM in "She's Livin' It" and check out the way you can get involved as a BrainCake girl!
  • Girlstart
    Girlstart is an organization that specializes in getting girls interested in Math and Science careers. They are based in Texas, so their after school programs and summer camps will be located there. However, the website has a few neat science experiments anyone can try, and they have some good career advice on topics ranging from "athletic trainer" to "meteorologist."
  • Engineer Girl
    This website explains to middle school girls why being an engineer is a cooler job than you'd think. There are also interviews with women engineers, descriptions of specific engineering specialties, and the story behind major engineering achievements.
  • Engineer Your Life
    This website builds on the information in Engineer Girl, but with specific advice for high school girls. It talks about preparing for college, being an engineering student, and even where to get financial aid.
  • ISeek Careers: Women in STEM
    This page addresses many points specific to women in what is traditionally considered a male field. Find out about professional associations specifically for women, and coping with gender differences in the workplace.
  • Stemgirls
    Women in the UK currently working in STEM careers answer user-submitted questions. Even though a lot of their content is specific to the United Kingdom, it can be useful to browse the site for general advice, and a global perspective.