Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” No one exemplifies this better than the women of STELAR and the women who work on the hundreds of ITEST projects STELAR has supported since 2003.  

“Strategies for equity in STEM education” is one of the pillars of ITEST, and ensuring equitable STEM education for young women and girls has been the goal of many ITEST projects. (See below for a sample of these.) The women researchers, data analysts, and other experts on the STELAR team not only work for gender equity in STEM, they also serve as role models for girls considering careers in the STEM workforce of the future. For instance, STELAR’s Joyce Malyn-Smith is a national expert on STEM career development and workforce education and is a pioneer in the effort to develop industry/education connections in advanced technologies. Her most recent blogpost, “Technical Intuition—Preparing Students for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier”—describes five key actions that educators can take to nurture students’ STEM career development. 

All of us at STELAR are inspired by the women we work with. We’re proud to advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM, this month and every month!