Girls in STEM

Empowering girls through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Discovery Place Girls in STEM program connects girls and young women to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to inspire a life-long interest in fields where women have been historically underrepresented.

The *Girls in STEM Maker Series ignites a passion for the exciting world of STEM topics such as space, chemistry, engineering, digital fabrication and circuitry. Students will participate in age-appropriate maker activities, use creative thinking to solve real-world challenges, and experience STEM in a collaborative environment. Each week we will also highlight pioneering women.

Week 1 - Engineering: Students will be challenged to engineer a solution to a real-world scenario.

Week 2 - Circuitry & Design: Students will learn the basics of circuitry and how it can be used to create unique, wearable art.

Week 3 - Space: Students will learn about basic rocket propulsion using balloons, as well as learning about constellations found in our night sky.

Week 4 - Programming: Students will learn the basics of programming, including navigating challenges using a robot.

Week 5 - Digital Fabrication: Students will learn about digital fabrication and get hands-on experience with 3D Pens.

Week 6 - Chemistry: Students will visually learn about acids and bases using colors and the pH scale.

Lastly, we will conclude with The End of Series Celebration on February 25, from 1 p.m. — 2 p.m.

*There are no refunds for missed sessions.

In the past 4 years, Discovery Place has hosted over 118 programs, engaging 3,705 participants.

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Getting Here

Discovery Place Science is located in the heart of uptown Charlotte and is accessible by car, train or foot. Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is located at the corner of Church and 6th St. in Uptown Charlotte.

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