“MON­GO­LIAN GIRLS IN STEM-AEIF2018” project girls ex­plore a world built on STEM in Ulaan­baatar cap­i­tal city

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The first STEM tour in Mon­go­lia. The STEM girls tour of “Mon­go­lian Girls in STEM” project, reached at nearly 180 girls in grades 8-12 from 30 schools in Ulaan­baatar city. The tour started on De­cem­ber 15, 2018. This “Mon­go­lian Girls in STEM” tour is geared to in­spire girls to be­come in­ter­ested in Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics (STEM) fields by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the tour with hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, a ca­reer show­case, a fe­male panel of sci­en­tist and en­gi­neers, and an En­gi­neer­ing De­sign Chal­lenge.

Un­der this trip, the set of six tours were or­ga­nized to four dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies in­clud­ing As­tron­omy mu­seum. In one group, 30 girls ac­com­pa­nied by two adults visit Mon­go­lian Geo­phys­i­cal cen­ter, Mon­go­lian As­tro­nom­i­cal cen­ter, and Mo­bi­com com­pany, Sky­tel com­pany, then the other 3 com­pa­nies. Girls can visit a va­ri­ety of work­places to ex­plore di­verse ca­reers rang­ing from as­tron­omy and chem­istry to ro­bot­ics and elec­tron­ics. The STEM tour in­cludes a guided tour of the host site's fa­cil­ity, a ques­tion-an­dan­swer style ses­sion with women pro­fes­sion­als, and fun hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to the work that pro­fes­sion­als do at the host site. This tour gives our STEM girls the op­por­tu­nity to meet fe­male pro­fes­sion­als who work in the fields of Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, and Math (STEM).

This “Mon­go­lian Girls in STEM” tour is a part of ac­tiv­ity of the “Build­ing a Bridge for Girls to Ac­cess STEM in Mon­go­lia” project which reach 180 high school girls in Ulaan­baatar through the cre­ation of STEM clubs for girls. This STEM girls project was sup­ported by the U.S. State Depart­ment AEIF2018 fund and other sup­ports of lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions. The pro­gram will also train 30 fe­male men­tors on a STEM cur­ricu­lum in or­der to raise girls' in­ter­est in STEM ca­reers. The pro­gram will cul­mi­nate with the girls STEM clubs de­vel­op­ing fi­nal projects that ad­dress a real chal­lenge fac­ing their com­mu­ni­ties.

The first “Girl clubs in STEM“tour is to step out­side of the STEM class­room and open a world of pos­si­bil­i­ties. Hav­ing plenty of hands-on and tech­nol­ogy-based les­sons of our field trip of­fers girls op­por­tu­ni­ties to see how STEM can re­late to their world.

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