STEM Academy


The WiA (Women in Architecture) committee of AIA Palm Beach participated this past weekend in The Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County 6th Annual Girls Leadership Institute - STEM Academy.  This one-day interactive program provides free training and support for underserved girls in PBC. This event focused on young girls with untapped leadership ability and was aimed at helping them find and hone their skills, and to empower them to realize their potential.  This year the GLI focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the different opportunities in these fields and gain valuable hands on experience through STEM centered projects. 


The WiA participated in educating the girls about the field of architecture and its ties to all STEM fields. The WiA committee along with our WiA members from Delray Beach CRA, Harvard Jolly, and Leo A Daly hosted booths at the STEM Fair and/or participated in the mentoring portions of the program.