Advancements in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) have been pivotal in moving the needle and developing our culture. Although frequently overlooked and (in the past) incapable of taking credit for their own work, women have been at the forefront of many of our important advances in medicine, technology, and space exploration! This week is all about those women and the barriers they overcame to make a change in the way we see the world. Think about what might come next, and how you can be instrumental in being a part of the change! 

March 18th: Social Media 

Did you know that the STEAM fields are still mostly dominated by males? This week, we are focusing on our STEAM fields and all the women who have helped to reshape our understanding of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. By focusing on our history of women in STEAM, we can see how much we’ve already contributed and think about our own future! For this week’s social media challenge, share with us your own STEAM experience, maybe you visited a science museum or aced that last math test! Or show us your idea for the advancement of STEAM, could we build a better rocket to space? What would it be made of? Share your own experience with STEAM by using the hashtag #GSSTEAMwomen 

March 19th: In Her Own Words 

In an interview with a high school sophomore in 2022, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of the Flint Water Crisis had this to say to young people inspired by her work: “Keep using your voice, keep being loud, keep doing exactly what you’re doing and shine light on all these different stories and once again, you give me inspiration and hope.” How do you use your voice? 

Watch the full interview here: 

March 20th: Just for You 

This challenge is just for you: Think about your favorite activity. Do you enjoy cooking? A sport? Music? Divide a sheet of paper into five sections: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. In each section, write about how your favorite activity ties into that subject.  

March 21st: Deep Dive into STEAM 

Looking to be inspired by women in STEAM? The 2016 film, “Hidden Figures”, explores the incredible work of the women behind the first trip to space. For our Older Girls that are comfortable with PG-13 movies, “The Legend-The Bessie Coleman Story” tells the story of one of our nation’s aviation pioneers.   

Book recommendations for this week include I Am Marie Curie by Brad Meltzer (Daisy), Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison (Brownie),  101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World by Julia Adams (Junior), and Girl Code by Andrea Gonzalez and Sophie Houser (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador). 

March 22nd: STEAM SWAP 








  • Felt (various colors)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Safety pins

How to:

  1. Cut out brown felt (or any other color) in the shape of a band-aid
  2. Cut out a different color felt in the shape of a heart
  3. Hot glue the two together
  4. Add a safety pin

(Added option: Use Velcro adhesive and add one part to each side of the band-aid, velcro the two sides together to make a loop!