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What is STEMEd for Girls???

What is STEMEd for Girls??? By Liz Jordan

Did you know? 

In the summer of 2021, more than 600 teen girls from across the U.S. and the U.K. took part in AAUW’s inaugural STEMEd for Girls virtual workshop series, which was designed exclusively for girls in grades 9 through 12, and their parents and guardians.

The program, which was made possible through the generous support of Arconic Foundation, was designed to pave the way for girls’ STEM success in college and beyond.  AAUW especially encouraged girls of color to participate.

Girls took part in six 1-1/2-hour sessions over two months that showcased how accessible and exciting STEM fields can be.  Twelve (12) STEM Ambassadors, scientists and educators who are leaders in their fields, provided advice and inspiration while highlighting a variety of subjects, including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, math and technology.

Guess What!?!

AAUW is announcing that STEMEd for Girls is returning for this summer 2022.  For middle school and high school girls, just starting to explore interest in science and math, for girls who have already decided on a probable career path, this program can offer girls and their parents/ guardians/caregivers support and encouragement.


STEMEd for Girls is a series of lively, informative and engaging virtual workshops that will pave the way for your success as you move through high school, into college and eventually on to your career. Designed for those who want to stand out among their peers, the program:

  • Demystifies the world of STEM and shows how accessible—and exciting—these fields can be.
  • Explores the different subject areas that you can choose as a college major, including biologychemistryphysicsengineeringmathematics, and technology/computer science.
  • Shows the many types of lucrative jobs and careers a STEM education can prepare you for.
  • Connects you up with a STEM Ambassador who can inspire and guide you in your education and beyond.
  • Works with your parent, guardian or caregiver to make sure you have all the support and encouragement you need on your pathway to STEM.

Gain confidence, have fun, get inspired — and join a national community of girls and women excited about the endless opportunities in STEM.


Women in Engineering: A New Norm? A STEM Talk by AAUW Members in Engineering

Join us for a discussion panel with our own AAUW Women in Engineering, Sarah Bauer, Anne Lynch, and Marianne Rordan. The panel will be moderated by branch member, Lisa Howard.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave. Sacramento
RSVP to Caroline West at caronwest@gmail.com or 916-5703649 by
January 12.


Sarah Bauer is a Senior Software Consultant at Computer Deductions in Orangevale, California and has eighteen years of experience in the architecture, design and development of computer software. Sarah studied Software Engineering at Ohio State University.


Marianne Rordan has worked in the defense and aerospace industry since 1988, starting out in design and transitioning to systems engineering and project management.  Marianne is currently an aerospace systems engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne. She holds a BS from Bucknell University and a MS degree from the University of Arizona in Mechanical Engineering.


Anne Lynch is a senior project manager with CH2M HILL in Sacramento, CA. She specializes in flood management, recycled water, and water resources planning projects and is currently the PM supporting the California Department of Water Resources’ Statewide Flood Management Planning Program.  Anne earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma and a BS in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.


Moderator, Lisa Howard, is a senior consultant with Public Consulting Group, Technical Solutions and is currently working with the California Health Benefit Exchange to implement Covered California. Lisa earned her BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from UC Davis.  The women will be sharing their experiences and career insights about opportunities for women in STEM fields.