Dates : Feb 27, Apr 2, Apr 30 | 10am - 3pm | MIT Campus
The dates for MIT's Spring 2016 KEYS program have been set! Sessions will be held on February 27, April 2, and April 30 from 10 am to 3 pm (all Saturdays). Sign up is now open on a first come, first serve basis. All sessions are free!
For a bit of background on our program: "Do you want to do fun experiments? Build things? Meet women who design and invent?
If you are a middle school girl, come to our KEYs sessions to learn about the exciting areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and engineering challenges.
Visit MIT labs! Make new friends! Work Together! Have FUN learning!"
Looking forward to seeing everyone for another amazing semester of KEYS! If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to send our SWE Keys Coordinators.
What is KEYS?
KEYs is a motivational program that brings 11-13 year old girls together with MIT women
students to participate in workshops held periodically throughout the year. The goal of
KEYs is to empower young women by promoting their self-confidence, increasing their
self-esteem, and unveiling opportunities for their potential career paths. Girls are
encouraged to take a closer look at science and its impact on society. Workshops such as
"Moving Beyond Stereotypes," "Women's Health and Medicine," and "The Environment and You,"
are designed to excite girls about science and inspire them to think about their lives in
new ways. By showing girls what possibilities exist in their own lives, KEYs strives to
help them develop their own goals and dreams.
Girls ages 11-13 are at the center of
a critical educational dilemma in the United States. Educational bias, gender-based
preconceptions, and stereotypes leave girls with diminished self-esteem and a compromised
educational foundation. In response to this phenomenon KEYs was initiated at MIT in 1993,
working toward the following goals:
Unveiling opportunities for potential career paths
Promoting interest in science, particularly among ethnic minorities/under-served girls