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The STEMinista Project is an initiative started by the Michigan Science Center to connect girls to role models as a resource in order to see themselves in STEM. 

By creating opportunities to practice basic inquiry, analysis, and problem-solving through fun and interactive learning activities, Mi-Sci’s STEMinista Project seeks to place HER at the center of science by empowering girls to lead the next generation of STEM innovators. We are so excited to be relaunching this project with the STEMinista Statewide Initiative!

STEMinista Live Interviews

Visit our YouTube Channel to explore our library of STEMinista Live Interviews, where we chat with our STEMinista Role Models about their careers and what it's like being a woman in STEM!

What is the STEMinista Statewide Initiative?

Mi-Sci, is excited to expand the STEMinista Project to a statewide initiative that aims to connect 6th-8th grade girls from around the state in order to form a community of girls passionate about STEM learning. Our hope is also to connect this community of girls with female STEM Role Models. This virtual cohort will attend trainings and workshops about presenting, public speaking, and sharing information in engaging ways. They will also explore STEM careers through workshops and panels where they’ll meet female STEM role models and have an opportunity to ask questions about what it’s like being a woman in STEM. Participants will also get to select a role model for 1:1 mentorship and coaching. By the end of the program, this cohort will have worked with their mentor and Mi-Sci staff to deliver a live-streamed presentation to a large audience.

Become a STEMinista – Join the Cohort!

Are you entering the 6th-8th grade? Does science fascinate you with its endless possibilities? Do you live in Michigan and want to meet other girls who also love science? If you answered yes to all of those questions, we want you to be part of our inaugural STEMinista Statewide Cohort!

Are you a STEMininsta Role Model?

Are you a woman in a STEM field? Mi-Sci is growing our network of STEMinista Role Models in order to showcase the diversity of women in STEM. We want girls to see themselves in STEM, and being part of our database is an easy way to highlight the work you do!

Science is for Everyone

At Mi-Sci, we believe science is for everyone. We also believe that everyone should get to experience connection and scientific exploration regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, or gender. The STEMinista Statewide Initiative cohort applications, as well as the Role Model database, are open to all individuals from under-represented groups in STEM fields. Girls, women, and trans/non-binary individuals are welcome in this space.

The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment.

The Mi-Sci STEMinista Project is supported in part by:

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In an effort to bring something new and immersive to you every day during this time, we have switched to a virtual presence as we work to safely open up the building for you, our MiSci family. Check out our ECHO Live program weekdays at 2:30 p.m. on our Facebook Page.