• Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

STEM Girls program brings STEM concepts alive through women engineers

By Cody Hefner

Cincinnati Museum Center

If Aladdin taught us anything, it’s that flying can feel a lot like magic but Cincinnati Museum Center is showing you it’s more than magic – it’s mechanical engineering, and women are taking the lead.

Cincinnati Museum Center’s STEM Girls offers young women in grades 3 to 8 an opportunity to meet, learn from and work alongside women in STEM fields, helping to close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.

On April 13, aspiring engineers met GE Aerospace engineers Asha Belarski and Marissa Dusek to discover exciting ways to make objects move, while learning how they can invent their own machines.

From exploring simple machines like levers and pulleys to complex machines like airplanes that take one all over the word, STEM concepts came alive through hands-on activities.

STEM Girls isn’t just for girls, it’s for anyone interested in STEM and looking to meet the rock star engineers, scientists and innovators inspiring the next generation.