We celebrate! - The Women of STEM - Shelby G, CA

We celebrate! - The Women of STEM - Shelby G, CA

Name of the quilter: Shelby G

Name of the block: The Women of STEM

Country: Canada

What Shelby says about her We celebrate! block:

The inspiration for my quilt block is the women who are studying and working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In my country, Canada, there has been an increase in the number of young women who choose to begin a degree in science. However, only a third of all STEM Bachelors degrees are completed by women, with fewer in the fields of Engineering and Mathematics.

Fortunately, at our local University of Alberta, there is a program called WISEST that has been running since 1982. It encourages and supports young girls and women to pursue STEM careers through providing conferences for elementary and high school students, research opportunities, and mentoring. My daughter was fortunate to have attended one of these conferences as a 12 year old and has now just finished her Bachelors Degree in Mathematics! If you are interested in learning more about WISEST, here is the link: https://www.ualberta.ca/services/wisest/about

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