America faces a serious deficit in retaining middle school girl’s interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and related areas. Taking Up Space was created to broaden horizons for Native American girls and encourage their passion for STEM by sponsoring their trip to NASA’s Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.
A 36 week colloquium on the fundamentals of aerospace, body positivity, and Native American arts and culture prepares our girls to understand and appreciate STEM.
This immersive, hands-on experience is an incredible opportunity that not only illuminates the real-world applications of STEM, but builds leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. We believe this experience empowers these young participants to pursue their educational and career goals and interests in STEM throughout their critical middle school years and beyond.