LE 241: Do Girls Just Need to Step Up to STEM? With Drea Weiner

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About Drea Weiner

Drea Weiner is the MiSTEM Network Regional Director from the Northwestern Lower region. She studied Environmental Science at Northern Michigan University. As a child, Drea was brought up in a “Maker Household”. She and her family were constantly creating, testing, and improving around the house. Some projects include making porches, homemade soil grater, greenhouses, etc. Today she provides educators throughout the northern lower Michigan region with opportunities for professional development, support, and resources to ensure students gain deep learning that nourishes soft skills like critical thinking and problem-solving to ensure our students are set up for success following their educational endeavors and businesses have a talented STEM literate workforce to hire from. She is a passionate educator driven to give all students the opportunity to explore STEM as a viable future.

Show Highlights

  • Aptitude vs Interest in STEM
  • Feedback and constructive criticism
  • Teacher representation
  • Ideal learning environments
  • Early awareness
  • Creating a sense of belonging
  • Career profile cards

Connect with Drea

Twitter

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Evidence-based Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Girls and Women in STEM

Career Profile Cards

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