Over 50 courageous girls gathered together with sleeping bags and pajamas for a “Night At The Museum”, filled with a night of fun and learning at the Detroit Science Center sponsored by the Michigan Women’s Foundation. The girls had such a wonderful time participating in advanced hands-on STEM activities as well as team building and leadership exercises and an exclusive IMAX experience.
Studies show that African American girls are steered to classes that promote dialogue, instead of encouraged to achieve in the sciences. Although African American girls intend to study STEM in college to a greater extent than some of their female peers, they are still underrepresented among STEM college graduates.
The “Night at the Museum” event was a great experience for our girls, teaching them about the field of S.T.E.M. in different ways in which they can incorporate critical thinking and prepare for S.T.E.M. careers.