Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Girls have historically received less encouragement to pursue courses of study in the sciences. Even now, the gender disparity in higher education and workplace reflects continued male bias. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), women make up 46% of the total workforce, but hold only 24% of jobs in STEM fields. By introducing young girls to STEM-based lessons in shark research, the Gills Club is equipping the next generation of ocean stewards and boosting their chances of entering a career in science. 

 
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Membership and participation in the Gills Club empowered my daughter to transform a ‘C’ in sixth grade science on her first term report card into an ‘A-‘ for the second term. The Gills Club expanded her knowledge and passion for all things shark, introducing her to many other young female shark enthusiasts and scientists. Paige demonstrated the courage, curiosity, confidence and commitment to improve her grade.
-Bob Fiske