Five Stars Pathway: Engaging Girls in Science through Multigenerational Mentors

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The Five Stars Pathway program is a NASA-funded project which seeks to increase the representation of females in Heliophysics by engaging girls
in relevant STEM content and providing them with female role models. The project is a partnership between Multiverse at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory and Girls Inc. The project created a "multigenerational" model in which five “generations” of females explore science together in an afterschool setting, with each “generation” representing one stage in the pathway of pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The five “generations” are elementary school girls, middle school girls, undergraduate students, graduate students and scientists. The model and associated curriculum was tested at Girls Inc. of the Island City and Girls Inc. of Alameda County in California. In Spring 2015, up to 10 additional Girls Inc. affiliates nationwide will be trained on the model and curriculum. The project resources will also be made available to other afterschool program coordinators through a workshop at the 2015 BOOST conference as well as through a project website.

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