Nilay Yener | Devoxx

Devoxx Belgium 2018
from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November 2018.

Nilay is a Program Manager at Flutter DevRel Team at Google. She has been a board member and community manager at Devoxx4Kids USA and running workshops for kids in Bay Area.

How to be a Mentor to Bring More Girls to STEAM?

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Getting girls interested, engaged and stay with STEAM has always been challenging. With recent increased focus towards this effort, there is more awareness but needs more concentrated effort to make an impact. Even though there may be a strong desire to get our girls started with STEAM, many of us struggle to determine from where to start, what tools and techniques to use to spark their interest.

In this talk, we will discuss the challenges to bring and keep girls in STEAM that we have seen at Devoxx4Kids USA events, and a proven model we have been following at Devoxx4Kids USA to get kids started with STEAM as early as 2nd Grade to High School. These kids start as participants and some of them become educators and developer a critical skill of public speaking and mentoring.

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