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Wednesday, August 1 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Empowering Girls: The Intersection of Design Thinking and STEAM Activities

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Empowering girls in Japan is not an easy task. While other countries have implemented various efforts to promote girls' education, Japan has made little progress in improving the status of women. According to the World Economic Forum, Japan ranks 114th out of 144 countries in gender equality. In order to address this issue, we devised an educational intervention to empower the next generation of girls by employing design thinking to ignite their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) fields. In this session, we explain the rationale for our intervention, describe the content of our curriculum, and share the preliminary results of our program.

Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
MIT Tang Center, E51-149 - Classroom, Building E51 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142