Girls STEM Institute (GSI):
GSI provides young ladies of color an opportunity to develop an understanding of mathematics and other STEM concepts in a meaningful and culturally grounded context. Within GSI’s rich, rigorous, relevant, and supportive context, young ladies have the freedom to grow interpersonally and intellectually. Through GSI, young ladies are provided access to powerful STEM learning experiences that challenge them to think deeply and critically. As emerging STEM learners, they are empowered to use STEM as a tool for personal and social change.
GSI also reinforces the importance of higher education and aims to help young ladies develop more positive perceptions of STEM and increase the flow of underrepresented groups to upper level mathematics courses as well as other STEM related degrees and careers. GSI is unique in that it focuses on the whole person through the integration of STEM learning with overall wellness and well-being. Family and community engagement are other major components of GSI. These components aim to help parents become more effective advocates on behalf of their daughters and help support the gains made by their daughters in Girls STEM Institute.
The goals of GSI are to:
Engage girls and young women in culturally grounded, inquiry-based STEM curricula through hands-on and minds-on experiences
Instill girls and young women with the interest and confidence to pursue math or other STEM careers and engage in STEM related extracurricular activities while providing opportunities to interact with STEM professionals
Empower young women to understand how STEM related concepts can be used to address inequities in their personal lives and community.
GSI partners with several schools and programs within IUPUI, local businesses, and various community partners to serve young ladies. Your donation of any amount will make a difference in the lives of the girls we serve.