These STEM resources can help facilitate quality role model experiences for youth. The resources on this page contain the following:
  • Resources for role models to effectively engage student interest, and
  • Strategies for educators to plan successful role model experiences

Before your first role model experience, explore these resources and collaborate with all participating adults.  Role models often have stories, demonstrations, presentations and other resources that can valuable for youth engagement.  Youth-serving programs and educators will have insight in how best to interact with their youth audience.  

Resources for Role Models

Tools and strategies for positive role modeling experiences, useful for role models and those working with role models.

Role Models Matter - Toolkit and Guide From Techbridge

This resource guide and toolkit, developed by Techbridge in Oakland, CA, helps role models host successful site visits and field trips. The guide and planning documents contain strategies for showing girls how technology, science, and engineering can connect to their interests and goals. Sample activities, presentations and agendas are provided to help you make your visit easy, effective and engaging.
The Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this Directory is to help individuals and organizations network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls. Search the Program Directory in your region to find programs to volunteer with. 

Resources for Youth

The following are great resources to share with youth to inspire them and educate them about STEM careers and opportunities. Parent, educators and role models may find these to be useful when working with girls in their communities.

Design Squad

Design Squad is a PBS KIDS television series where real kids get to compete in all sorts of crazy engineering challenges.  Watch videos of students competing to solve problems like how to build the fastest sail boat, then check out the “Make Cool Projects” are to work on engineering projects yourself.

Presidential Early Career Scientists and Engineer Honorees - Advice for Girls

The Presidential Early Career Scientists and Engineer Honorees share their advice to young women interested in getting involved in science, engineering, math or technology.

This website provides details about careers in the exciting field of computing.

Developed by professionals with almost 40 years of experience in linking high school students with colleges and universities, My College Options® connects students to 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide and has almost 5 .5 million students already enrolled. Their unique system of matching students with the colleges and universities that are right for them will play a large role in helping students reach their post-secondary goals.

Native Access

Native Access delivers culturally relevant programming to Aboriginal youth and their teachers in remote, rural, urban and semi-urban areas. The Native Access program promotes role models, summer camps, career days, and has developed materials for use in schools.

SACNAS (Society for Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) 

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science. As a national nonprofit, SACNAS brings together individuals and organizations interested in quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research, teaching, leadership, and policy. The organization provides a variety of resources, including scholarships, internships, fellowships, leadership development, evaluation and research, and mentoring. 

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