Center for STEM Education
The Harpeth Hall School is transforming STEM opportunities for girls through its Center for STEM Education for Girls. We aim to increase girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and math studies K-20 and to encourage them to aspire to STEM careers.
THE CENTER FOR STEM EDUCATION FOR GIRLS ADVANCES STEM EDUCATION BY:
- Hosting STEM Think Tank and Conference: The STEM Think Tank and Conference is the nation's sole conference focused on females with input from university educators and corporate members that has grown out of the K12 schools.
- Developing a STEM Leadership Consortium: The STEM Consortium is a leadership group designed to provide guidance and assistance to the Director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls. This group is currently comprised of STEM leaders at K-12 girls' schools and coed schools, university-level STEM programs with strong female participation, STEM corporations with welcoming cultures for women, and other informal education groups who serve girls.
- Hosting Summer Program for Girls: The STEM Summer Institute for rising 7th through 12th grade girls was created as a model STEM summer program for girls. Our aim is to model true integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a domain that is naturally appealing to girls – serving other girls in a global setting. Each year the STEM Summer Institute will tackle a different problem sponsored by the Lwala Community Alliance.
- Providing STEM Resources: One of the primary goals of the Center for STEM Education for Girls is to serve as a clearinghouse of information related to STEM education for girls.