UNC Asheville STEAM Studio in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is piloting a STEAM education initiative for Middle and High School girls in Buncombe County. Fifteen middle school girls will form the first cohort of students in Community Tool School: Shop Class for Girls at UNC Asheville, receiving training and mentoring from educators and professionals in STEAM fields, including woodwork and metalwork, design and fabrication.
STEAM Studio are currently recruiting women in art, education, engineering, construction and trades to become instructors and supervisors in the program, as well as forming bonds with organizations with a similar mission. Interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the STEAM Studio Facebook page.
Applications for the first student cohort will open early 2019, with classes beginning in March. Summer camps and Fall semester classes will also be offered.
The Community Tool School: Shop Class for Girls at UNC Asheville project is made possible by UNC Asheville, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Windgate Foundation.