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.
ASSET OF THE MONTH MARCH- Click here
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