Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M.

Sylvia Global Media, Caltech, Compton Unified Schools & BOE


The Program

Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M is a series of 5 unique female-focused presentations in a format similar to "TED TALKS." One talk per month beginning in 2014. Each talk will reaffirm the value of dreaming and inspire girls to pursue the highest levels of education associated with their aspirations in S.T.E.M + Art. This flier is provided as a sample to illustrate topics. Each 90 minute event would include:

  1. LIVE presentations from Hameetman Auditorium and locations throughout the state of California.
  2. Live simulcast to targeted domestic and international classrooms.
  3. Highlighting the experiences of females from the Compton Unified School District, including alumni, female Caltech students and faculty members in S.T.E.A.M.
  4. Highlighting the experiences of females associated with S.T.E.A.M.
  5. Each one sharing their personal story of being a young girl and what ignited her interest in an area of science, technology, engineering, art and/or math.
  6. Each one sharing their current projects, how they began and where they are going with it.
  7. Q&A from the global audience.
  8. Highlighting a girl.
  9. 6th grade to high school from a California state school within the S.T.E.A.M. topic.
  10. Girls from an international classroom participating in the broadcast.
  11. Highlights a girl with a perceived disability who is excelling in S.T.E.A.M.
  12. Reaffirms the value of believing, dreaming and achieving regardless of what perceived limitations a girl may have.
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The budget will be finalized based on number of schools participating and receipt of Caltech's final calculation of cost, e.g. rental of facility, use of technology.

LIVE From Caltech Hameetman Auditorium and Global Simulcast

Thursday, March 20th, 11am-1pm

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena, CA

LIVE from Caltech in Pasadena, California. LIVE simulcast in domestic and international classrooms and with affiliate partners such as the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel.

In partnership with leaders of the local military families, shelters, schools and refugee communities, girls will be invited to rotating venues in the districts of each BOE board member. Each of the five events offer unique, innovative, fun-filled 90-minutes presentations simulcast to other locations.

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5 Part Series - Presentations by Girls in STEM+Art = S.T.E.A.M.

EXAMPLE ONLY - "TED Talk Format" - To build a powerful speaker program, seek out extraordinary voices in your local and global community who have a unique story or an unusual perspective -- and who can convey it in a dynamic way.

  • Local voices that few are aware of.
  • Highlight CUSD and diversity associated with girls and STEM+Art.
  • Simulcast to specific schools within the state of California.
  • Simulcast to participating schools globally.
  • People who can present their field in a new light.
  • Perspectives that the global S.T.E.A.M. community may not have access to.
  • Diverse demographics, ethnicities, backgrounds, subject matter.

Five Topics. Five Compelling Females. STEM+Art = Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M.

Girls Fly! is an event hosted by SGMN to encourage girls to own their power in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, otherwise known as STEM+Art = S.T.E.A.M. Perceptions can be limiting. Are girls really limited when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), or is the perception that they are the real barrier?

Next Steps

Step #2
  • Submit a letter of support and request to Caltech President, Thomas F. Rosenbaum from the Office of the Mayor and CUSD President.
  • Submit a letter of support and request to Caltech President, Thomas F. Rosenbaum from a representative of Caltech parents with students attending CUSD schools.
Step #3
  • Confirm date and times.
  • Contact sponsors.
  • Confirm point-person for participating schools (local, national and international).
  • Review logistics - Facility, technology, transportation, parking, private reception.
  • Invitations to participating students and schools
  • Determine follow-up necessary

Step #4

  • Confirm receipt of payments
  • Receipt of presenter bios, pics, topic descriptions and essential details to assure a stellar experience for all participants.
  • Preparation and coordination locally, nationally and internationally.

Step #5

  • Day of event.

Step #6

  • Repeat.


  1. Highlight PUSD diverse women and girls associated with S.T.E.A.M., particularly of underrepresented ethnic groups.
  2. Highlight the partnership examples associated with a leading institution, Caltech, and the education of local students within global discussion associated with S.T.E.A.M.
  3. Increase awareness of Caltech women and girls.
  4. Increase awareness of PUSD as a leading example.
  5. Re-image what is commonly associated with being a girls.
  6. Reaffirm the necessity of each girl to believe in her dream and too excel in S.T.E.A.M. regardless of any internal or external obstacles.
  7. Introduce innovative women and girls to a global audience of philanthropist, business and technology investors who desire to expand the message and educational support of girls associated with Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M.
  8. Five topics. Five nations. Five Inspirational Stories.
  9. Stay connected. We would like to interview each Caltech participant on for extended details.
  10. Number of attendees on site, 147. Off-site, a minimum of 1,500 viewer participants.
  11. Ultimate success would lead to a five year partnership with Caltech placing Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M. on the annual calendar of Caltech global events.
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Caltech Women in STEM Community Kick Off 2013
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15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.


Our audience consist of domestic and international
  • College and high school students
  • Parents seeking information and resources to benefit their daughters
  • School age children
  • U.S.-based educators
  • Government Relations representatives - Economic Development officers from targeted international nations
  • Representatives for the Ministries of Education from Central and Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Middle East and India.
  • Commissioner for Women and Girls
  • Military women associated with S.T.E.A.M.
  • Girls Scouts
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Girls and boys from refugee communities
  • Girls and boys in the foster care system
  • Girls and boys with disabilities
  • Military leaders associated with Pinnacle Five and all five branches of the U.S. military
  • Technology business leaders who are local and international.
  • Manufacturers and distributers of educational technology
  • Representatives of Google Women, Microsoft, Intel, Click 'N Kids, Singpoli
  • Philanthropist associated with Women Moving Millions
  • Corporate sponsors and partners

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