I'm a card carrying member of the MOB (Moms of Boys), but I used to be a girl. And I kinda dug science.
remember a critical phone conversation with my mom during my first
semester of college. I was really jazzed by my biopsychology course and I
recall telling her that I was flirting with the idea of becoming a
neuropsychologist. She responded that I might want to pursue other
things in life, like having a family. Which is maybe why I never felt I could have it all.
My mother insists that conversation never happened.
I swear it did.
At any rate, encouraging girls to build, design, experiment and generally get their geek on can only be a good thing. Right?
Be sure to check The Maker Mom Archives under STEM Girls to learn about programs that promote girls in STEM.
Here are some projects and resources for STEM girls.
Roominate, a Kickstarter Project June 2012
Gifted Girls Go Underground