(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
The Branch engages in four types of STEM initiatives; each is described briefly below:
After-school STEM programs for middle school girls. In conjunction with the five Centre County school districts, the Branch co-sponsors multi-week after-school programs with a STEM focus. The school districts and programs are listed below:
MATHH (Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes). In conjunction with Schlow Centre Region Library and Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania children’s museum, the Branch co-sponsors a three-week summer program for elementary-aged children. The one-hour long program begins with the reading of a children’s book that highlights an interesting math or science concept at Schlow Centre Region Library. The participants then walk to Discovery Space for an interactive demonstration or activity.
STEM Mini-grants. This program was established to award up to $500 per proposal to support local STEM initiatives. Criteria include:
STEM Scholarships. Middle and high school girls with financial need may apply for scholarships to attend Penn State University's Science-U camps for summer.