Upcoming Event: JerseySTEM at NYSCC Supplier's Day
JerseySTEM is coming to Suppliers' Day
"You be the Molecule”
Chemistry STEM outreach Program
On May 2nd NYSCC will be hosting several middle school female students participating in JerseySTEM’s newly launched “You be the Molecule!” program. This program introduces middle school students to basic chemical concepts in an engaging, and fun way to foster their interest in chemistry and encourage them to take advantage of opportunities to learn more.
They’ll have lunch with the "future chemists" participating in the Future Chemists Workshop and be given front row seats to observe the action. Afterwards they’ll be visiting sponsor’s booths to meet the women leading our industry and find out about all the exciting developments they are working on.
We can think of no better way to inspire these young girls and encourage them to believe that there are exciting opportunities for them in STEM, and the chemical industry in particular.
How to Help
We hope you’ll join us in helping make this worthwhile endeavor a success. If you would like to find out how you can be a sponsor and influence the next generation of future future chemists please contact Dennis Boyd at Dennis.Boyd@jerseystem.org for details.
JerseySTEM is a network of parents, professionals, students and educators whose goal is to promote excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. We are dedicated to partnering with local NJ schools and other organizations to create and enhance STEM-oriented educational opportunities as part of students' paths towards college and career readiness, and to develop effective STEM programs and initiatives that engage students and educators. JerseySTEM is also committed to bridging the gender gap in STEM education and sharing STEM-related opportunities with underprivileged students and communities.
Non-profit organizations like JerseySTEM exist because of the generosity from donors like you. For Suppliers Day 2023 we ask that you please contribute to help us continue with providing STEM programs to middle school girls in under-served communities in order to bridge the STEM opportunity, innovative and gender gaps in the workforce.
Benefits of STEM Outreach
By encouraging girls to pursue STEM-based skills, we can help bridge the innovation gender gap and create a pool of professionals in these fields.
Encouraging Girls in STEM Fields: STEM education offers girls the opportunity to explore a variety of fields and develop skills in areas such as engineering, computer science, and mathematics. This type of education also provides girls with the skills to innovate and create solutions to the problems facing our society. In addition, STEM education can help girls develop confidence and gain an appreciation for the importance of collaboration. Girls can also develop an understanding of how technology is used to solve real-world problems.
Creating a Diverse Workforce: By investing in STEM education for girls, we can create a more diverse and innovative workforce. This can lead to more successful businesses, products, and services, as well as a more equitable society. STEM-based education can also help girls develop the skills they need to be successful in their future careers.
Did you know
In order to build girls’ interest and confidence in STEM learning, experts suggest introducing girls to STEM career opportunities as early as elementary school and having role models throughout their K-12 education who will encourage them
The demand for workers in STEM fields is growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in STEM occupations is projected to grow by 88% from 2018 to 2028, adding over 800,000 new jobs to the workforce. Encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers can help to fill this growing demand.
Girls who are involved in STEM programs have higher confidence and self-esteem. A study by Microsoft found that girls who participated in STEM programs had higher confidence in their ability to do STEM tasks and were more likely to view STEM fields as interesting and important. Closing the gender gap in STEM fields can lead to a significant increase in economic growth. According to a report by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. economy could see a boost of $1.6 trillion by 2025 if the gender gap in STEM fields were to be closed.