Empowering Women in STEM
Hi there! Thanks for attending my talk on "Empowering Women in STEM" at Buffalo Mini Maker Faire!
Here's a list of the resources mentioned:
If you want to be a scientist:
Join local WNY group Citizen Science Resources (https://csresources.org/).
Their program for high school students, Students as Citizen Scientists, aims to help empower WNY communities in protecting the environment. One of their latest projects involved collecting soil samples from areas in WNY to determine the environmental impact of Tonawanda Coke’s negligence.
If you want to be a web developer:
Girl Develop IT (https://www.girldevelopit.com/) is a national organization that teaches young women how to code of all experience levels. You can attend their monthly code and coffee meet ups at any time, or join them for paid workshops on a specific topic.
The Buffalo chapter usually meets weekly and has several paid workshops monthly.
If you want to make digital art:
Squeaky Wheel (http://www.squeaky.org) is a media arts nonprofit organization located in Buffalo, NY. Their tech arts for girls program teaches girls ages 10-16 every Saturday at 1pm. Preregister on their website. You’ll explore industry-standard software such as Twine, Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and more.