Astra S.T.E.A.M. Program (2014-2015)

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Astra S.T.E.A.M. Program (2014-2015)

  1. 1. AstraSTEAM.org WESERVEDOVER72PEOPLEINTHREEYEARS 36STUDENTSAND36PARENTS WEENCOURAGEENTREPRENEURSHIPEDUCATION TheAPPCOMPETITIONisachallengingstretchactivitythatallowsgirlsto implementwhattheylearn,learnfromanymistakes,andlearnhowto worktogetherinteams. UniqueapproachtoSTEMeducationbecauseittakesitonestepfurther fromcreatinganapp.Studentsmustcreateabusinessmodel. TTheDEMYSTFYINGENTREPRENEURSHIPactivityeventinclude opportunitiesforstudentsto1)learnaboutimportanttraitsofsuc-cessful entrepreneurs,2)implementwhattheylearnedaboutentrepreneurship traitsbylisteningtoapanelofentrepreneurs,and3)reflecton entrepreneurshiptraitstheypossess PARENTTRACK “Womenandminoritystudentsthathave successfullypursuedparentSTEMeducation highlightedtheimportanceoftheirparent’ssupport topursueSTEAMeducation.” Parentshavetheopportunitytohearfromothersabout challenges,issues,andrewardsofraisingaSTEAM-focused girl. CCanbettersupporttheirdaughter’spursuitsonceseeing theirdaughter’sabilitiesduringtheconference. COMMUNITY “Broad,persistent exposuretoSTEMactivities willincreasethe likelihoodofsomeone pursuingSTEMeducation incollege.” Afterthetwo-daySummit, STEAMersareapartofthe Astracommunity.This communityincludesagrowing numberofhighschool STEAMers,WBENCcertified women-entrepreneurs,and corpocorporatemembers.STEAMers havetheopportunityfor leadershippositionswithin AstraSTEAM. www.AstraSTEAM.org @AstraSTEAM

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