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Educators

Teachers, administrators, and school staff are the gatekeepers for girls with scientific dreams. GPS offers you the curriculum and classroom tools that allow you to inspire students and build a bridge to their brightest future.

Keep reading to see how you can combine creativity and entrepreneurship with the hard sciences.

Curriculum

The B.O.S. (Beauty of Science), is a standards based STEAM enrichment curriculum that offers innovative ways to engage girls in STEAM education.

The B.O.S. is an actual portable chemistry lab containing tools, commercial grade products, experiment guides, and an instructor’s manual that aligns with academic standards. Girls make their own cosmetic products and learn how to market them.

These real laboratory tools are designed to give girls an exceptional chemistry experience. The B.O.S. empowers girls with science and business development skills. Each girl receives a beautiful purple chemistry bag that is designed to be mobile and encourage girls to take their chemistry experiments wherever they go! Perfect for after-school STEAM Clubs, 21st Century programs, and in-school enrichment activities.

The B.O.S. (Beauty of Science) Curriculum includes innovative project-based STEAM enrichment activities that engage and empowers (4th- 8th grade) girls in science and applied mathematics. The activities may be broken into hourly or weekly sessions

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Project Based Learning

Project based learning is essential in STEAM education. Each activity focus on team play, creativity and problem solving skills. Each session includes  challenging problems and questions. More importantly, girls engage in a rigorous, extended process of asking questions, applying resources and information.

Awards

GPS is a winner! Within the first 3 months of operations, we received the 2015 Community Connection Award from WTVI-Charlotte. Six months later. GPS was featured nationally as an American Graduate Program. GPS is winning in STEM and STEAM education! Join us in our journey! Engage, Educate, and Inspire a girls!

Facts

Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are underrepresented both in STEM jobs and STEM undergraduate degrees and have been consistently over the last decade, despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. By the time girls mature into career seeking women, they are left behind. Women represent 48 percent of the workforce, but only 24 percent of STEM jobs. Why we are still worried about women in science? We have not solved the problems that kept women out of science decades ago.

Solution

GPS is seeking partnerships with schools and youth service organizations to expand its innovative project-based STEAM enrichment programs. Our Mission is to engage and empower girls in STEAM Education and Entrepreneurship.  We have made it easy, flexible, adaptable and affordable! Bring GPS to your location today!

GPS Studios

Start a GPS Studio at your school, church, community center, or summer camp! Check out the GPS Guide: Building STEAM. The GPS Guide will take you through the practicalities of implementing an all-girls STEAM club.  In six short steps, from who should be involved, to including all the materials and supplies needed for a full semester! Download the GPS Studio Guide.