Free Classroom Resources: Gender Equity in STEM 


The National Math and Science Initiative is committed to gender equity in STEM. On this page, you'll find free classroom resources to support your endeavors of creating a diverse and welcoming environment for all students to explore the endless possibilities of STEM.


Curriculum Assets 

for Middle School, High School and AP® Educators

Created in partnership with Texas Women's Foundation and Lyda Hill Philanthropies

IF/THEN® seeks to further advance women in STEM by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation. Explore the world of STEM with your students with the IF/THEN® curriculum assets, exclusively developed by NMSI. You'll find numerous resources, including biographies, units, videos and more, that are adaptable to middle and high school classrooms. 

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Not the Science Type Classroom Discussion Guides 

for Middle School, High School and AP® Educators

Created in partnership with 3M

It's time to leave STEM stereotypes behind. Not The Science Type is a docuseries featuring four brilliant female scientists who break down boundaries within their fields – biology, engineering, nuclear and computer science. Inspire the next generations of STEM pioneers using NMSI's disucssion guides.

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Gitanjali Rao, a 15-year-old inventor, America’s Top Young Scientist 2017 and TIME’s Kid of the Year 2020, striving to show girls her age what scientist can look like.

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Dr. Ciara Sivels, a nuclear engineer, elementary school math mentor and almost-pastry-chef became the first African American woman to earn a PhD from University of Michigan in nuclear engineering.

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Dr. Jessica Taaffe, a microbiologist who works with researchers and policymakers to interpret, communicate and apply scientific evidence to help solve global health challenges.

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Dr. Jayshree Seth, a chemical engineer and 3M’s chief science advocate with 72 patents to her name who is inspired by those who work to make the world a better place

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