Twitter Chat: Tracking Long Term Impacts of STEM for Girls

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Join us on January 16, 2019 at 11:00AM Pacific/2:00PM Eastern for a Twitter Chat discussing challenges and promising practices for assessing medium and long-term outcomes of informal STEM programs for middle and high-school aged girls. The STEM Effect will be co-hosting the Twitter Chat, 'Tracking Long Term Impacts of STEM for Girls,' with two special guest tweeters from the field studying long term impacts of STEM programs and girls. Dr. Linda Kekelis, Advisor STEM Next Opportunity Fund and Dr. Dale McCreedy, Vice President of Audience and Community Engagement at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring’s both have extensive experience in working with girls in STEM.

How to participate:

At 11:00AM Pacific/2:00PM Eastern on January 16, 2019, participate or follow the discussion on Twitter by searching the hashtag #STEMEffect. Then make sure to click on the tab 'Latest' in the upper left-hand corner. 

     1. Ask questions or share relevant information during the tweet chat by using the hashtag, #STEMEffect.

     2. Reply to comments and questions posted during the tweet chat to share your thoughts or ask follow-up        questions.

     3. Retweet what you’d like to share with your followers.

The STEM Effect project is a collaboration between the Intrepid Museum, the Education Development Center, and the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), funded by the National Science Foundation.


Guest Tweeters:

Dr. Linda Kekelis photoDr. Linda Kekelis


Dr. Linda Kekelis is an advisor for STEM Next Opportunity Fund with a lifelong passion for ensuring that all youth, particularly girls and underrepresented youth, have access to opportunities in STEM. As the Founder and former CEO of Techbridge Girls, she made out-of-school STEM programs, role models, and family engagement vital elements of her work and research. Linda advises organizations and programs including the National Academy of Engineering’s EngineerGirl on empowering girls in STEM. Her expertise in research and practice supports parents, educators, and role models.  Linda has a master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in Special Education from the University of California, Berkeley.


Dr. Dale McCreedy photoDr. Dale McCreedy


As Discovery Center at Murfree Spring’s (DCMS) Vice President of Audience and Community Engagement, Dale McCreedy draws upon her historical commitment to supporting and studying girls in science, and experiences engaging underrepresented and underserved audiences in STEM learning. She serves in the unique position of being partially funded by Middle Tennessee State University in a role designed to build connection and integration in support of collaborative STEM learning and teaching across and within institutions and the community. She is co-author of Cascading Influences: Long-Term Impacts of Informal STEM Experiences for Girls.

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