The 'Ready Jet Go!' Program Encourages Girls to Explore Careers in STEM

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 17, 2016
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'Ready Jet Go!' is a brand new kids show that aims to get more young women into science. As research has shown, much more needs to be done in order to remedy the dramatic gender gap in STEM fields. This show aims to close the gap with strong female role models that encourage girls to stick with science.

Ready Jet Go! is the product of a collaboration between PBS Kids and NASA astronomer Amy Mainzer. The show itself is 30-minutes long, with two 11-minute animated stories included in each episode. The show is accompanied by a website and a cross-platform app that boasts various games, music and video content on different scientific topics. The multiplatform pre-school science program is designed to encourage children, particularly young girls, to engage with math and science in a number of different ways.

The program demonstrates a fun and interactive multiplatform approach to encouraging girls to explore future careers in STEM fields.