Creating a Women-Based Community to Engage Middle School Girls in Nanotechnology

T. Murakami
Virginia Tech,
United States


The poster aims to present an initiative aimed at engaging middle school girls in nanotechnology by building a women-based community. The initiative seeks to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields and aims to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for women to network, share resources, and gain skills and knowledge in nanotechnology. The poster will outline the objectives of the initiative, including the organization of networking events and workshops with an established online community platform. It will also include the significance and relevance of the initiative in addressing the gender gap in STEM and the potential for scaling the initiative to other schools and communities. Overall, the poster will highlight the importance of community building and outreach in promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM fields and empowering women in nanotechnology.