Intel, Google, NASA Arrive to Train Girls in STEAM Fields
I will have the privilege to speak with young girls from STEAM Camp on combined topics about self-confidence, entrepreneurship and leadership…. I love and deeply believe in a quote on Girl UP page: “Because when girls rise, we all rise”
The U.S. Embassy in Estonia and the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships are joining with Girl Up, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, and U.S. Embassies in Latvia, Poland, and Georgia to host a Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp for Girls in Tallinn from July 14 to 27, 2019. Held at the Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, this program is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Girl Up, Intel, Google, and NASA to give 100 girls from five countries the opportunity to learn tech skills directly from industry experts, promote gender equality and female mentorship, while also building friendships across borders. Local partners include the Tallinn City Government, Telia, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and Vaimo. The two-week camp is free for all participants in order to offer girls direction for a future in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields.
The academic curriculum of the camp explores topics such as drone technology, earth science, robotics and coding, while also covering important themes such as self-confidence, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Instruction days also include individual and group mentorship with women from a variety of STEAM paths, sharing their experiences, lessons learned, and best advice forward.