Dr. Kimberly Clay's organization, Play Like a Girl, focuses on STEM+. Whether that be sports or leadership, STEM+ "... endeavor(s) to harness the natural properties of sport to propel young women into competitive, male-dominated careers—especially those at the intersection of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and sports."
Harpeth Hall's Ella Griffin'23 attended Play Like a Girls’s very first STEM+ sports camp with Google and Gatorade in 2016. Ella continues to participate each year and won a seat at Play Like a Girls’s STEM+ Hackathon in Silicon Valley this past summer. Congrats Ella! See this mini-documentary on Ella.
The next hacking challenge will take place at STEM+ Leadership Day, March 7, 2019. STEM + Leadership Day is a day-long conference designed to introduce Middle School girls to STEM careers and expose them to women mentors and role models. Winner(s) will be treated to an all-expense paid trip to compete the Dallas Hackathon. Winning teams receive free technology (e.g. laptop, Alexa and AirPods) and college scholarships to help develop their solutions to problems impacting girls around the globe. See Play Like a Girl's website for more information.