Role models play a critical role in creating opportunities for girls to envision a career in STEM. The Role Models Matter training is an opportunity to prepare you to effectively engage with girls to explore STEM professions. During the training, you will:
- Learn what elements contribute to an effective role model visit
- Practice how to integrate your career throughout a hands-on activity
- Hear tips and techniques to engage girls in meaningful discussions
Speaker, Roshni Kasad, is a Program Coordinator for Techbridge. She joined Techbridge after finishing her doctorate in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. At Techbridge, Roshni works on projects ranging from engaging more STEM professionals to serve as role models to training and coaching after-school providers on how to lead STEM activities with their youth. A large focus of her work also involves development of hands-on STEM curriculum.
Techbridge: An Innovative Program with a Big Impact: The mission of Techbridge is to both promote girls' interest and skills in science, technology, and engineering through multi-faceted programs, as well as to develop resources for teachers, role models, families and partners. Since its founding by Chabot Space & Science Center in 2000, Techbridge has served over 5,000 girls in grades 5-12. Our goal is to change girls' lives, by increasing their choices for the future through consistent, personal support. For more information, please visit http://www.techbridgegirls.org/.