STEM Equity Pipeline Archive Webinar Registration
Moms Night Out for STEM: A Strategy to Engage Parents
Presenters: Jeffery Weld and Linda Bisgaard
Goals: During the webinar participants will learn about a strategy
- Unite the assets of communities in engaging youth and parents in STEM and
- Engage parents in understanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Description: Moms Night Out for STEM is a program launched in 2010
to help engage parents, especially moms, in developing the interest and motivation
in children to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
It is a statewide celebratory evening of hands-on and informative explorations at
multiple sites across Iowa.
Jeffery Weld, PhD., is the Executive Director of the Governor's
STEM Advisory Council and Director of the inter-univeristy collaborative, Iowa Mathematics
& Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) and Associate Professor of Biology at the
University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jeff serves on several state
and national boards including the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for
Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation and the Triangle Coalition for Science
Linda Bisgaard is the Director of Advocacy and Collaborations for
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. She is responsible for representing the Girl Scout
council as the thought leader as well as the voice for and of girls with policy
makers and community leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. Linda has
been a member of the State Leadership STEM Team for Iowa since 2008 which was provided
for through a grant from NAPE. Most recently, Linda has been involved with the Governor's
STEM Advisory Council serving on a work-study group focused on STEM for Highly Able,
Underrepresented, and Nontraditional persons.
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