Girls in STEM Day Information

Dear NYCDOE STEM Colleague:

We need your help in choosing five Citywide 8th-12th grade female students to represent NYCDOE at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on March 12, 2016 Girls in Science and Engineering Day.  This is a great chance to showcase our students at a Citywide event!

If you have knowledge of a female student ranging from grades: 8th-12th grade whom you would like to nominate for a chance to showcase their work, please email me by Friday, February 26th with the following information:

Nomination Criteria:

  • Female student grade 8 – 12 who can facilitate a dynamic visual presentation (poster or tri-board) focused on any subject in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field using one or both:
    • Scientific method
    • Engineering and design process
  • Knowledgeable about their STEM project and can speak to the public per the:
    • Significance of the study
    • Methods/tools used
    • Conclusions
  • Excited about STEM and can speak about their interests in the STEM field


*Note: Students don’t have to be model students, but should show genuine interest in their study.  We are looking to keep the STEM spark of interest going for these students.

Please provide the following information as you confirm each student:

o   Name of Student, Name of Nominating School staff member.

o   Age and grade of student

o   Residential address, including zip code

o   Parent and/or student Email address

o   2-3 sentences about each student (after school clubs, teams, hobbies, career aspirations, etc.)

o   1-2 sentences of why the student is interested in participating in this event at the Intrepid Museum

·Student Presentation: a 3-6 sentence description of EACH presented project, including the title.

What to expect on March 12th:

o   The Intrepid Museum will provide for each student presenter with a table, two chairs, and a table cloth.  Students will need to setup their presentations.

o   Students must provide: their project/poster and/or a visual demonstration or materials associated with project. An extension cord if using a laptop or equipment in need of power

·    Lunches will be provided to presenting students

Run of Show – Day of the Event:
9:45am-10:45am: Arrival and set-up of organizations/presenters. Students and immediate family and DoE, FACE representatives should arrive during this time. All other family members, friends, guests MUST RVSP online and enter the Museum during event check-in.
10:00am Museum officially opens to the public (and RSVP’d guests)
11:00am-3:00pm: Event Duration
               Students and organizations out on the Museum floor engaging with the public
12:00pm-1:00pm: DoE, FACE student recognition ceremony
Keynote Address: Ms. Margie Turrin, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (TBD)
Students should be ready to either say a few words OR come up on stage/in front of space to be recognized and congratulated
12:30pm-2:30pm: Rolling lunch for invited organizations and students

Additional Information: GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive application process is now open.  Visit for more information and how to apply.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Nancy J. Woods

STEM | Director of Technology and Engineering

Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning

New York City Department of Education

52 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10007-4683