DSW is designed to nurture girls’ interest in the sciences by providing a program of hands-on activities paired with positive adult women STEM role models. The goal of the workshop is to introduce girls to STEM career fields in which women are traditionally under-represented. We also seek to change the stereotypical perception that scientists are male and that science is ‘difficult’.
During the workshop, students hear from a current woman scientist before breaking into small groups. These groups participate in two hands-on activities together and spend time with current women undergraduates majoring in the STEM fields. Examples of activities previously offered can be found on the Event Information page. While this is designed to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, all interested participants are welcome.
This article was written by TERRA Kids about our 2012 event. Be sure to check out the Corvallis Gazette-Times article about DSW 2017!