We Teach Science is proud to celebrate young women in their journey towards Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

In working with our young women and men we would like to continue on focusing on the assets that our students bring to our mentoring sessions and better engage our students during their sessions to build on their assets and elevate them to thriving in their youth development.

This month’s assets is  Creative Activities Asset #17– Young people spend three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater or other arts.

To see how to incorporate Assets into your sessions and conversations please see the reference below provided by Project Cornerstone in partnership with the Y.


This month of March we would like to recognize Mae Jemison as a woman who truly paved the way for young women to succeed in the STEM field. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She also reminds us that Science can cross curriculum and the power of incorporating the Arts into Science.

“I want to make sure we use all our talent, not just 25 percent. Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” – Mae Jemison (NASA Astronaut)

To view a TED Talk with Mae Jemison on incorporating Arts into Science please click here


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s