Girls Empower Science
I choose my way!
There's nothing I can't do or be!
This is an innovative educational project designed for middle school fenale students.
The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of girls who choose to study science and technology in high school choices: cyber, computer physics. Our vision: The Bar Lev Interdisciplinary Division will be a division of science and technology scientists who will integrate into the high-tech and engineering world in the future. According to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), women account for more than half of the labor force in Israel, but constitute only one-third of the high-tech employees, and about 8% of the total number of women employed in high-tech. High-tech entrepreneurs.
- Exposing girls to inspirational figures (roll model) from the world of hi-tech and science in order to expose them to an employment world that until now had been a glass ceiling - at the gender level open to men.
- Encouraging girls to choose scientific and technological trends in their high school choices.
- Changing the image of the world of high-tech and science, which until now has been dominated by the male sex.
- Developing critical thinking among girls by engaging in moral dilemmas in the 21st century in science and medicine.
- Reinforcing the sense of personal competence of the girls.
- Purchase and establish 21st century skills among girls during the project.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles in this project:
- Ethics: During the project there is a discussion of moral dilemmas in the field of science and medicine and dealing with AI through relevant ethical issues in the 21st century. For example:
- Vaccinations for children for and against
- Surrogacy law in Israel
- Use of the pill after girls under the age of 14
- AIDS vaccine
- Organ transplantation
- Basket of medicines in the State of Israel
- and more ....
- Gender Equality: The entire project deals with the issue of gender equality in which women are not adequately represented in the 21st century for women
- Science education: the goal of the project is to encourage girls to choose scientific trends in their choice of high school: physics, cyber, computers, in order to increase the number of girls who choose to study these subjects and are not avoided due to fear and artificial glass ceiling that they built for themselves.
Opportunities for collaboration with community stakeholders:
- Girls from junior high schools in Kfar Saba
- Junior high school principals
- The Municipality in Kfar Saba (a city in Israel)
- Cyber trend at Herzog High School in Kfar Saba
- High-tech industry: Check Point, Amdocs, NICE, SAN DISC.
The girls go on scientific tours in high-tech companies where we met with programmers, engineers, leaders and leaders in these companies who tell them about their personal stories, their work and the integration of family life with high-tech work at the forefront of scientific research. At each of the visits, we held workshops and a personal conversation with the women in the companies
- Basha'ar organization - Academic Community for the Advancement of Science in Israel. This organization enables us to connect to the academy and to bring lecturers - inspiring women (Roll model): doctors, scientists, breakthrough researchers who tell their personal story through the integration of family life and career development in science
- Ta'asiyeda - a non-profit organization whose goal is to connect various industries in Israel with schools. Through Ta'asiyeda we managed to connect to high-tech companies and we held a series of visits and connections to the high-tech factories in Israel that the girls visited. Strong and significant long-term and personal ties were established between the companies and the lottery.
Article: Female students debate - moral dilemmas in science and medicine
Keywords: science, technology, engineering, hi-tech, industry, gender equality
Learning Objectives: Exposing girls to inspirational figures (roll model) from the world of hi-tech and science in order to expose them to an employment world that until now had been a glass ceiling - at the gender level open to men.