Girls in STEAM Night - Dreams for Schools

Girls in Steam Night

Dreams for Schools began hosting quarterly Girls in STEAM Night (GISN) outreach events in early 2020 because even today, there is still a gender GAP in the STEAM fields.

As of 2020, women still only make up about 28% of the workforce in STEM. We want to change that and create equity in STEAM for women by empowering female students of all ages! In particular, as a tech-focused STEAM education nonprofit, we know that it is imperative that these young girls are exposed to all of the different STEAM fields that are available. Career trends indicate that the majority of upcoming jobs will require STEAM degrees, so we look forward to creating a future with many empowered and accomplished women in STEAM!

Upcoming Girls in STEAM Night Event!

Wednesday, May 17
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 16

Wednesday, Nov 15

GISN Past Events

Join us on February 16, 2022 at 6PM for a night of innovation and inspiration with guest speakers and hands-on workshops featuring activities from our Engineering Inventors and Web Development classes! Students will be learning via ZOOM with some of our esteemed mentors. Workshop groups will be based on grade and skill levels. Join us for a night of fun as we offer workshops for two of our most popular programs!

Sample Schedule for GISN Event:

6:00-6:30 PM - Welcome

  • Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Guest Speaker Panel
  • Workshops Overview

6:30-7:25 PM - Workshop Breakouts in Zoom

  • Engineering Inventors (Grades 2-3)
  • Coding with Scratch (Grades 4-5)
  • Web Development (Grades 6-12)

7:25 - 7:30 PM - Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending! 

Program 1: Engineering Inventors

(Recommended Grades 2-3):

Students will get hands-on experience with Mechanical Engineering by making a cool Space Lander (materials will be distributed free of cost).

*Please note that we cannot ship materials internationally at this time.

Program #2: Coding Games with Scratch

(Recommended Grades 4-5)

Students will be introduced to the basics of coding using Scratch to learn how to code the game Space Rescue!

Program 3: Website Development

(Recommended Grades 6-12):

Students will be introduced to the basics of programming and web development using to learn how to customize their own website using HTML and CSS!

Meet the Panelist:

Nithin Jilla

Executive Director

Audrey Auyang

Programs Director

Lauren Snook

Operations Coordinator

Meet the Instructors:

Claudia Villalobos

Program Coordinator

Melanie Miller

Program Coordinator

Anjali Chary

Graphic Design Intern