Women in STEM Incorporated is a registered non-profit created and directed by Cassie Roby and goes by the name SpacE Girls.
SpACE Girls is broken up into three parts summarized by ACE. Because every student who is involved with Women in STEM will leave knowing they can ace life.
ACE stands for Advise, Communicate, and Educate.
Through personal mentorship SpACE Girls advises elementary through college aged young women seeking a career in STEM. Register for the mentorship here!
Communication in the form of a guest speaker series SpACE Girls speaks on STEM careers, stereotypes, and college/workplace readiness. Check out some options here!
Educate through live, virtual, or at-home STEM activities SpACE Girls educates students on the different areas within STEM. Check out activity videos here!
Cassie Roby was raised in Destin, Florida, where she graduated from Niceville High School in 2015. She then attended Florida State University where she obtained her Masters and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. While in college Cassie was Feature Twirler for the Marching Chiefs, the Public Relations chair for the FAMU-FSU chapter of ASME, and a member of SWE and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Cassie also worked as a teacher's assistant and research assistant at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory,
In 2020 she moved to Los Angeles, California where she currently works for Northrop Grumman as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer. Cassie formally worked for NASA as a flight operations engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope. and for Northrop Grumman as a Thermal Engineer. Within Northrop Grumman Cassie serves as the communications chair for the Northrop Grumman Women's International Network.
Throughout her studies, internships, and professional work, Cassie noticed a lack a women within the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields. When asked why young women are not interested in STEAM they say it's because they do not have mentors or read about STEM women in their science and history texts. That is why Cassie created Women in STEM, a a non-profit designed to connect women of all ages to the mentorship and resources they need to be successful and find their place in STEAM.
"The world of science needs more women, but from a young age we girls are encouraged to care more about the way we look than the power of our minds."
The Big Bang Theory
To give women the confidence and leadership skills to achieve a career in STEAM through advice, communication, and education.