All across Wyoming, girls are about to get excited about math and science.
Host programs in Laramie, Dayton, Rawlins, Sheridan, Jackson, Riverton and Lander will participate in a new program called MakeHER. This program is offered through the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance in 2021, and it is aimed at engaging girls in STEM education. STEM is the intentional integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics into specific learning practices.
“We see these kinds of programs as a wonderful first step in the development of skills that really transfer into strong workforce development skills,” Michelle Sullivan, director of Wyoming Afterschool Alliance, said.
Jane Crayton, Makerspace Coordinator at the University of Wyoming, said the MakeHER program is designed to capture the attention of teenagers, and girls, in particular, across Wyoming. It…