STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

STEM Liaison & $tart $mart Coordinator: Linda O’Hara

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For many years, AAUW has been concerned with the education of girls and young women. Association reports have shown that relative to males fewer females are in the “pipeline” studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  A current focus of the AAUW is to encourage girls and young women to learn more about STEM fields, and to help encourage greater female participation in these important fields of study.

The STEM special committee is compiling a list of Oregon STEM enrichment programs for girls and young women. Some of these programs are conducted by AAUW branches, denoted with (*), while others are independent.  The following is a preliminary list of programs including website links, locations, and program type.  If you know of a STEM related program that should be listed here, please send a message to:

For further information about regional STEM Programs visit the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project website:

Please click the link below to PRINT the Oregon Programs chart that you see below:
STEM-Oregon (.doc)
STEM Program Name Location Program type
*Ashland AAUW—STEM Committee Ashland Empower Lunch for selected high school freshman and sophomore girls and science club for middle school girls
AWSME: Advocates for Women in Science Engineering and Math Greater Portland Area/Corvallis Classes, workshops for 4th-12th graders
AWSME: Symposium for Middle School Girls Ashland Workshops in science, engineering, and math for middle school girls
Camp TECH Portland Area Technology classes/camps for middle school students
Da Vinci Girls: Science, Math, & Technology for Girls Salem, YWCA After school program for girls in 3rd-5th grades
Engineering Education Service Center Eugene Assistance for technology, engineering, and math programs for girls K-16
*Expanding Your Horizons Salem Science and math workshops for middle school girls
First Lego League Oregon Portland Building and programming robots: for girls 9-14
*Hillsboro/Forest Grove HS Girls in STEM Hillsboro Recognizes local high school junior girls who are excelling in the area of STEM.
*Mother and Daughter Science Club Bend Science and math programs for 4th and 5th grade girls and their mothers
Non Traditional Careers Program Albany Assistance, support, and resources for students in non-traditional career programs at Linn-Benton Comm. College
OIT: Pre-college Programs Klamath Falls Programs for elementary through  high school students targeting STEM
PAVTEC Education Consortium Portland Area Annual Math, Science and Technology Conference for middle school girls.
Saturday Explorations Salem Lab-based classes in math and science for students in 5-8th grades
*7th & 8th Grade Girls Science Camp Portland A summer science camp for junior high school girls in the West Portland area
The Smile Program (Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences) Corvallis, OSU Afterschool academic enrichment, college readiness program for students in grades 4-12.
Trades Offer Girls Options (TOGO) Portland Hands-on workshops led by tradeswomen for young women; provides technical assistance to educators.
TWIST: Teen Women in Science and Technology Klamath Falls, OIT Residential career exploration program for teen girls who will enter grades 9-12
Willamette Science Outreach Program Salem, Willamette U Willamette female science students prepare and facilitate hands-on science experiments to 5th grade students.