The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh STEAM Project is an initiative in partnership with the Oglebay Institute and the LeMoyne Center to increase girls’ exposure to and interest in science technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through an art-infused STEM curriculum.
The STEAM Project will draw upon students’ interest in arts, crafts, communication, and storytelling while providing them with the technical and design knowledge. The goal of this project is to increase exposure to, and interest in STEM for students who come from high poverty, ethnic and racial minority, disabled, and female populations, all of which continue to be significantly underrepresented in the STEM career fields.
Students within Allegheny and Washington County in addition to Wheeling West Virginia participate in STEAM delivered curriculum with interactive and co-educational activities structured, uniquely, for girls.
It is our hope that this initiative will mobilize the Greater Pittsburgh community to support informal STEM education in out-of-school time. More importantly, we hope to ignite excitement and engage underrepresented children and youth in exploring the wonderful world of STEM!