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STEM Queen Jacqueline Means featured on Access Hollywood AGAIN, this time in New York City! She had an amazing time showing Mario Lopez how to make a liquid nitrogen cloud!

STEM: Today's Girls, Tomorrow's Scientists | Jacqueline Means | TEDxWilmingtonSalon

'STEM Queen' Jacqueline Means is Bettering Wilmington, Delaware for Girls | NowThis

INFocus - June 11, 2018 Episode

30 Seconds with Jacqueline Means, aka the Stem Queen

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are subjects that still intimidate many girls. Means, a 10th-grader at Delaware Military Academy, hopes to change that, especially for girls of color. Known as @stemqueende on Instagram, she recently started a girls' empowerment program that emphasizes STEM education and anti-bullying strategies. Her busy schedule also includes cheerleading and serving as a cadet in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.


Wilmington Teen Offers Girls Day of Fun with Science

At the top of Jayla Redden's pasta tower sat the winning marshmallow. 

The 8-year-old and her team had crowded around the uncooked noodles and tape, their nimble hands searching out just the right angles to make it all stand tall. With the pasta support beams in place and the fluffy white treat on top, they'd made the tallest tower. 


Wilmington Student Uses Science to Empower Her Peers

The new school year is fast approaching and a local student is determined to get her peers excited about heading back to the classroom.

Jacqueline Means, a 10th grader at Delaware Military Academy, used a few science projects to draw the attention of at least 30 students earlier this week at the Girls Empowerment STEM program. Means said she’s determined to help inner city girls reach for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.


Q&A with Jacquline Means - the 15 year old girl defying the odds in Murdertown USA

There’s no better way to celebrate International Day of the Girl then to feature a young woman making huge strides in the STEM community. Jacqueline Means is a 15-year-old girl from Southbridge – Wilmington, Delaware, otherwise known as Murdertown USA. Shootings and robberies are the norm here. Unfortunately 60% of kids dropout of school, giving her hometown the highest dropout rates in the country. However, Jacqueline has defied the odds. She currently holds a 4.0 GPA at the Delaware Military Academy but her success doesn’t stop there. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are subjects that still intimidate many girls and she is on the path to changing that by hosting Girls Empowerment STEM Events.


2019 State Honorees and

Distinguished Finalists


Top 10 Most Inspiring Women in The Greater Delaware Valley


The Embrace Ambition Series


Meet Wilmington’s STEM Queen, 16-year-old Jacqueline Means








2015 Mayor of Wilmington Award for Community Service 

2017 NAACP Youth Visionary Award

2018 Show Exemplary Commitment to Bettering the Community

2018 Governor's Proclamation for Community Service

2018 Everyday Hero Award

2018 Daily Point of Light Award

2019 President's Volunteer Service Award

2019 Disney Dream Academy

Purple Passion Award

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