December 6, 2010 by Paul Richlovsky
You may or may not know that last month was National HerWorld month. This initiative is one that is held annually by DeVry University to educate high-school girls about STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) and provide them with inspiring women role models.
Last month, the featured woman was Danica McKellar, the mathematician who might be better known as the actress who played Winnie in “The Wonder Years.” (I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have a crush on her as an adolescent.)
According to a story in The Queens Courier and a press release from DeVry, Keller hosted the showcase event on November 19 in New York City, where 350 young women participated in confidence-building workshops and built miniature robots. Additionally, nearly 7,200 other young women at hundreds of high schools across the country participated in various local HerWorld events where they, too, built robots and listened to local female leaders talk about their own careers.
I take my hat off to Danica McKellar for helping today’s young women appreciate STEM studies and yesterday’s young men appreciate feminine beauty.
Related reading: You may be interested in our previous blogging about women and STEM:
And for women AND men: