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