Washington Area Women's Foundation

#our100days Day 91

Calling All Math and Science Lovers!

Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce according to the National Girls Collaborative Project, a project committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Looking for something to do tomorrow? DC will provide two opportunities to encourage girls and young women to think about STEM-related fields—the March on Science and the National Math Festival.

Here’s what we’re doing today:

Start planning your action-packed Saturday now!
The March on Science will be held on the National Mall on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 8am. The march will include speakers, musical guests, and teach-ins. Check out the teach-in agenda and consider taking a girl or young woman in your life to explore and learn a little more.
The National Math Festival will take place on Saturday from 10am–7pm at the Washington Convention Center. There will be lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, and more. Check out the schedule and find an activity that interests a girl or young woman in your life.

Sample Tweets:

My favorite woman scientist is _______ because _______. #our100days

I learned _______ at the March on Science! #our100days

I learned _______  at the National Math Festival!  #our100days