Girls' STEM Day

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Girls' STEM Day offers activities to spark girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

In conjunction with Sally Ride Night, the Space Foundation will host a Girls' STEM Day as part of its Summer of Discovery programming, offering activities to spark girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Lynn Sherr, award-winning author and journalist, will also give a talk to the young women as part of the girls STEM day activities, giving them a look into what they too can accomplish.

FREE admission for the first 50 girls! In addition to the Rocketry themed-activities taking place, several bonus activities will be available for the girls:

  • Noon - 2:00 p.m.: Exclusive Girls’ STEM activity, Mars Rover Mission* in our Mars Robotics Laboratory, the world’s largest education-purposed simulated Martian terrain
  • 3:00 p.m.: Talk and Q&A with author Lynn Sherr, author of the newly released book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

The first 50 girls will also receive a booklet, Celebrating 50 years of Women in Space, by the United Nations and a poster featuring the women of space by NASA and Sally Ride Science. All girls who attend will be able to capture themselves as an astronaut with a free “Astronaut Me” photo opportunity they will be able to take home as a souvenir.

Pre-register for Girls' STEM Day
To pre-register and guarantee you are one of the first 50 girls to receive free admission, please email the attendee name(s) to [email protected] - please include "Girls' STEM Day" in the subject line.

*Mars Rover Mission: Girls will partner up or work as individuals to complete mission objectives by programming and operating LEGO NXT robots on the world’s largest education-purposed simulated Martian terrain. Girls must navigate rough terrain, avoid obstacles, and get to their destination in as few moves as possible without flipping or grounding their rover. This mission is designed to engage and challenge participants in critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills while enhancing their math, technology, and engineering proficiency.

Special thanks to The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation for helping to make this event possible. 

Daily Admission Rates

Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.