#SXSWEdu: You go (far), girl! Inspiring girls in STEM
- Published: Friday, 13 March 2015 13:43
Jackie Bastardi, a mechanical engineer, remembers what her high school guidance counselor said when she asked the counselor what it would be like to study engineering in college.
“She looked at me and said, ‘It will be hard,'” Bastardi explained. “She said it would involve a lot of math. She kind of scared me. I thought, ‘What am I getting myself into?'”
Bastardi and Adele Falco of Curious on Hudson, spoke Wednesday to attendees at SXSWEdu Playground session “You go (far), girl! Inspiring girls in STEM.” The organization produces classes and workshops on science, technology, engineering, math and applied arts for students in K-5 and middle school.
Bastardi and Falco shared four keys they use to get girls excited about exploring STEM: