Million Girls Moonshot

What is Million Girls Moonshot?

Million Girls Moonshot is a STEM initiative that seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build and who can make.  In Utah, we are doing this by reaching girls from a young age, using near-peer mentors, and involving families.  In 2021 we launched our Million Girls Moonshot program in seven pilot sites.  These sites were recipients of our MGM innovation stations, STEM curriculum, and a wide array of professional development.  This Mott-funded initiative aims to engage one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities and we are pleased to announce that we are ready to expand to an additional ten sites.    

MGM website

Current Million Girls Moonshot Sites in Utah

  • Entheos (Kearns) 
  • Entheos (Magna) 
  • Juab (Red Cliffs) 
  • Pacific Heritage 
  • Escalante 
  • Panguitch
  • Iron County

If you would like to learn more about how your program can become a Million Girls Moonshot site please complete the Million Girls Moonshot Interest Form.

 

Monthly MGM Resources

Each month the Million Girls Moonshot resources will be updated with webinars, trainings, curriculums, and more that will help bolster any STEM program.  

Featured Webinars:

  • If you’re an educator new to #STEM, don’t miss the ACRES “Asking Purposeful Questions” cohort this fall!  https://bit.ly/3bEVWnx

  • Interested in learning how to address #STEM stereotypes in youth & young adults? Join @ngcproject for a webinar on combating harmful stereotypes on October 13: https://bit.ly/3RSVTVy

Quality Trainings:

  • PEAR Impact is offering DoS certification training + two years of support. Learn more & register here for the next training in October: https://bit.ly/36R1gSw
  • How can we make sure that our ‘hands on’ science experiences for youth are also ‘minds on?’ This training module from ACRES can help practitioners reach young people in #STEM: https://bit.ly/3R3F6hC

Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth! Learn more about these 21 hispanic scientists and engineers you should get to know: https://bit.ly/3AMJcFi 
  • Looking for how you can celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with young learners? Check out these read-alouds and STEM activities: https://bit.ly/3dWDGXP
  • This #HispanicHeritageMonth, we want to highlight @LatinaGirlsCode, a nonprofit working to fill the diversity gap between girls who are interested in #STEM: https://latinagirlscode.org/

Engineering Mindsets

  • What is environmental engineering? Learn more & explore a fun (and delicious!) environmental experiment: https://bit.ly/3z9fv0X #afterschoolSTEM
  • Failure can be a good thing, especially in the world of engineering and invention. Read more on how reframing failure can build #STEM confidence: https://bit.ly/3wXn6gm

Incorporating Role Models

  • How can we incorporate the stories of women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ scientists into #physics classrooms? Check out these resources from @NSTA: https://bit.ly/3M6rejs 

Activities for Programs

  • Looking for an afterschool science challenge? Build a bridge or platform that meets a set of requirements and test it: https://bit.ly/37SPYxw
  • Want to keep young people moving while also learning math? Check out these games and activities for kids who love to move: https://bit.ly/3RfBetX

 

If you are looking for more STEM resources be sure to check out our Resource Library, Young Utahpreneur Grant and the Pitch Challenge