We are STEM professionals providing high quality education to close achievement gaps for students in low income communities. We envision a day when all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, have a strong STEM foundation to help them navigate an increasingly complex world. Our "secret sauce" is that we recruit teachers and tutors from an untapped pool: career-changing and retiring STEM professionals. These individuals - with an average of 17 years in the private sector - bring real-world perspective and experience to the classroom. Our selection and professional development of these educators has resulted in an extraordinary 5-year retention rate of 88 percent.
EngineerGirl is a program of the National Academy of Engineering that aims to bring widespread attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering can offer particularly for girls and women. By informing, inspiring, and supporting all students (with a special focus on girls), EngineerGirl encourages students to consider the rewards of an engineering career. The EngineerGirl website is full of information and resources for students who want to know more about how engineers change the world.
This international database features women in STEM professions who are inspiring role models for young women. FabFems is free and accessible to young women, parents, girl-serving programs, and other organizations working to increase career awareness and interest in STEM. Share your past. Spark a future. FabFems is run by the National Girls Collaborative Project.
GEMS--GIrls Excelling in Math and Science. GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) clubs were started in 1994 to encourage students, especially girls, to pursue education and careers in STEM fields, particularly technology, engineering and related high-paying, entrepreneurial enterprises. GEMS clubs strive to insure that a child sees themselves as a change agent or a problem-solver, a possible technology entrepreneur, engineer or a scientist, and as a person who makes a difference.