Girls Really Love Science!

In an effort to promote and encourage the success of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, Columbia State is hosting its fourth Girls Really Love Science event on October 27, 2018 on the Columbia Campus at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia.

What is STEM GiRLS?

  • One-day STEM forum
  • Open to 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls
  • Interactive hands-on STEM activities
  • Provides awareness of STEM careers available to girls in Tennessee
  • Promotes and encourages the success of girls in STEM
  • Promotes the scientific and technological understanding of STEM fields

STEM GiRLS Workshops

The STEM GiRLS workshops are designed to teach middle school girls about the different opportunities in STEM-related careers as they begin to think about their futures.

Stations will be set up around campus for the girls to observe and participate as Columbia State faculty and guest presenters guide the girls through an interactive hands-on experience.

Topics include animal science, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, math, computers and more. The following are just a few of the workshop stations:

  • Zoological Interaction
  • Livestock Optical Examination
  • LEGO Car Assembly
  • Chemistry Flame Tests
  • Self-Sustaining Ecosystems
  • The Mystery Box
  • Creating Holograms
  • DNA Extractions
  • Make Your Own Lip Gloss 

STEM Careers

  • Architect
  • Astronomer/Space Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Computer Systems/Game Designer
  • Electronics
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Management
  • Mathematician
  • Physicist
  • Plant/Soil Scientist
  • Robotics Research
  • and more

Did You Know?


Only 8.9% of Tennessee college degrees and certificates awarded in the STEM field.


Less than 25% of STEM jobs are held by women


Salaries of women in STEM careers are 35% higher than the salaries of women in non-STEM careers.

Feb. 11

is International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Parents & Teachers

Parents and teachers are invited to stay and attend the adult session, which will provide insight on how to encourage and guide young women in STEM classes and careers. STEM GiRLS will demonstrate to parents how their daughters can have rewarding and high-paying careers in a variety of STEM fields.