INSPIRING TOMORROW’S LEADERS
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
Just as Amelia broke the barriers with her independent spirit and determination, we aim to spark the curiosity and wonder in the youth who visit our museum and experience our programs. Focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) we will give them tools to dream of something bigger and know that they can accomplish it.
In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.
National Science Foundation
STEM education helps to bridge the ethnic, socio-economic and gender gaps often found in math and science fields. By giving students and visitors opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and consider a career in a STEM field.
At the museum, we can help children see that STEM is more than just a class at school. We will show real-life applications and how they make a difference in our world.
In classrooms, we can reach children who otherwise might not have access to this type of education and inspiration and bring the magic of Amelia to a broader audience.
75% of girls who participate in hands-on STEM activities outside the classroom feel a sense of empowerment. That finding drops to under 50% for those who only experience STEM activities in the classroom. Many students are finding external opportunities to collaborate through real-world challenges.
``Closing the STEM Gap,`` 2018 Microsoft Study