The STEM Consortium is a leadership group dedicated to ending the gender gap in STEM. This group is comprised of STEM leaders at K-12 girls schools, university-level STEM programs with strong female participation, STEM corporations with welcoming cultures for women, and other informal education groups who serve girls.
The Consortium meets on an annual basis to foster, support, and share best practices and trends in STEM education for girls. Additionally, this group determines the theme and conference programming for the annual STEM Think Tank & Conference. In 2019, the Consortium met at the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas. In 2020, The Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee, reimagined the STEM Think Tank & Conference with a virtual Grab and Go educational experience. The theme was STEM + Humanities: Partnering Together to Move Forward. In additional to an annual Think Tank, additional meetings of the Consortium may be held in conjunction with other conferences such as annual gatherings of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) or the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS).
The STEM Consortium is comprised of leaders, educators, experts, and advocates from girls and coed independent and public schools, universities, and public and private organizations across the country dedicated to the advancement of girls and women in STEM. Schools that are part of the STEM Consortium include:
Garrison Forest School, Baltimore, Maryland
Harpeth Hall School, Nashville, Tennessee
The Hockaday School, Dallas Texas
Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Maryland
Hutchison School, Memphis, Tennessee
Laurel School, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Marlborough School, Los Angeles, California
One Schoolhouse, Washington, D.C.
The Webb Schools, Claremont, California