The Role of Story-Telling in Inspiring Female Students to Overcome Stereotypes and Pursue STEM Careers featuring Not the Science Type & The Power Chronicles.
Today's students are tomorrow's workforce. Ensuring that enough students are appropriately prepared to enter the workforce and succeed in critical roles requires early - and repeated - exposure to STEM career pathways and opportunities. This webinar will explore two innovative approaches to engaging girls in STEM through the power of media.
● Not the Science Type is a four-part documentary produced by the 3M Corporation that features four female scientists who confront stereotypes as they rise to prominence in their fields of science. The documentary was created to spark a conversation about STEM equity and inclusion and to raise awareness of the impact on underrepresented communities and groups.
● The Power Chronicles is a new graphic novel series launched by Alliant Energy that tells the story of a young girl who goes on a magical journey to visit women in history who made significant contributions to science, technology, engineering and math. She also meets women of today who continue that tradition. Alliant Energy created the series to inspire young students, especially young girls, to pursue a STEM education and ultimately a STEM career.