Girls are for STEM

Orientation Day Orientation Day

Mission Statement

Girls are for STEM is an initiative of WIMSA to address the leaking pipeline in high school. Around age 16, young women talented in mathematics tend to drop out of the advanced math track, for completely the wrong reasons. By doing so, they are blocking many future career options in STEM-related occupations. WIMSA partners with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and with private high schools in the county, to provide advanced math classes for university credit to female high school juniors and seniors. Cohorts of students in each of the units of the program will be kept small, up to 20 students, to ensure personalized attention and individual mentorship.

This initiative will encourage female high school students to pursue higher education in STEM fields, including mathematics. The program will start in the fall semester of 2022. In 2022, the program is offering two courses: Introduction to Probability and Introduction to Abstract Algebra, which will be given by two talented young female mathematicians.

Events

WIMSA Inaugural Conference: Math Is Everywhere  (October 17-19, 2022)
First Class Assembled!  (September 12, 2022)
Mothers' Get-together  (September 10, 2022)
Orientation Session  (August 28, 2022)
Kick-off of the Program  (April 28, 2022)
International Day of Mathematics  (March 13, 2022)