Many people are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. To address this, the Making Core Memory introduces students to stories of innovation that feature women and particularly women of color by teaching core memory weavers and their contribution to the Apollo space mission.
students will complete an interactive weaving activity and participate in a group discussion about representation in STEM and times when their labor and contribution was not valued. This activity will be deployed in middle schools in the greater Seattle area that invest in STEM education and iterated on based on student and instructor feedback. If the activity is well-received by students and inspires people of color and women to feel represented in stories of innovation, this activity could be distributed in other school districts.