ORIGIN

What is a Center at Harpeth Hall?

Each Harpeth Hall Center is a mission-driven area of concentration established to address priorities in girls' education with agility and creativity. Transcending the scope of a single discipline, these centers engage students and faculty in research, innovation, and collaboration as they seek solutions to the challenges facing our world.

What is the origin of the Center for STEM Education for Girls?

The Harpeth Hall Center for STEM Education for Girls was established in 2011 with a five-year grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation along with match funding from a broad group of generous donors committed to promoting STEM education for girls. Now in its 9th year, the Center is well-established and working to end the gender gap in STEM, one girl at a time. 

The STEM Consortium is comprised of leaders and educators across the country who are collaboratively committed to furthering the mission of closing the STEM gender gap. The first annual STEM Consortium meeting was held in November 2011.