Lindsey E. Murphy is the creator and host of The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey. Lindsey calls herself “Martha Stewart + Bill Nye the Science Guy...but with a little extra flavor” We could not describe her any better.
The Fab Lab is a kids science show that breaks the mold of how to reach and teach kids science. With a hands-on approach, Lindsey teaches FREE and easily understandable ways to add more STEM into your life. Plus, each of her projects is eco-friendly and can be done in the kitchen, bathroom, backyard, and the garage. Lindsey says that she does “this by taking everyday science concepts and turn them into fabulous, Pinterest-worthy DIY projects that kids can do at home with their families. Quickly. Inexpensively. And together. “
Tips for what YOU can do:
- Spread the word about girls’ and women’s achievements in math and science.
- Teach girls that intellectual skills, including spatial skills, are acquired.
- Teach students about stereotype threat and promote a growth-mindset environment.
- Talented and gifted programs should send the message that they value growth and learning.
- Encourage children to develop their spatial skills.
- Help girls recognize their career-relevant skills.
- Encourage high school girls to take calculus, physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering classes when available.
- Make performance standards and expectations clear.
- Create College Environments That Support Women in Science and Engineering
- Actively recruit women into STEM majors.
- Send an inclusive message about who makes a good science or engineering student.
- Emphasize real-life applications in early STEM courses.
- Teach professors about stereotype threat and the benefits of a growth mindset.
- Make performance standards and expectations clear in STEM courses.
Take proactive steps to support women STEM majors.
For example, sponsor social events to help integrate women into the department, provide a student lounge open to all students to encourage interaction outside of class, or sponsor a “Women in (STEM major)” group.
- Enforce Title IX in science, technology, engineering, and math.
GO FORTH AND CONQUER QUEENS!
For more information check out these links:
AAUW Study "Why So Few"