description from digitalyouthnetwork.org
“As technological and mobile devices become pervasive in our lives, young women, overwhelmingly, have been opting to pursue non-STEM areas of study, leaving growing career opportunities on the table. This pattern needs to change and research tells us that the best strategy is to engage girls in STEM programming in the middle grades.
We believe when girls are exposed to “nontraditional” learning pathways and are able to explore them during their middle school experience then they will challenge stereotypes and continue exploration of these subjects in high school and beyond.
Girls in DYNs Digital Divas learn a variety of technical skills through the completion of digital challenges in design, programming and circuitry.”