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inSTEM (inspiring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Girls) is a program that provides opportunities for middle school girls to investigate STEM explorations and projects, develop high school and college female mentorship,as leaders, and fosters female empowerment by engaging girls in supporting each other in exploring their unique identities.
The summer and fall portions of inSTEM are held in the College of Education on the DePaul University Lincoln Park campus. inSTEM exposes rising 6th-8th grade girls to civil engineering, introduces them to the fundamentals of coding and computer science, engages them in mathematical concepts, cultivates creativity, and teaches about mentorship, leadership and empowerment along the way.
In addition, inSTEM lays the foundation of a near-peer mentoring relationship, fostered around academic support, women empowerment and leadership during the critical transition from middle school to high school and college.
The inSTEM program is generously sponsored by: