Girls & the Maker Movement

Girls and the Maker Movement

How is the maker movement and design thinking empowering girls to pursue STEM majors and careers? Is the maker movement important for girls’ education? Can the maker movement be more inclusive of women, particularly women of color? If so, how can we make it more inclusive? Should girls be targeted for single-sex STEM and maker programs? Participants will discuss and debate the maker movement and its impact on girls academic achievement, agency, and perceptions of STEM.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Format: Campfire
Event Type: Session
Track: Equity
Level: Basic Understanding