Mission: To promote education and to create awareness, excitement, and opportunities among girls and young women to launch successful stem-related careers.
Programs: Girls in technology (git) - stem for her programs engage girls and young women through support of the girls in technology (git) program. We co-sponsor a number of programs showcasing how girls can prepare themselves for careers in stem fields including: mentoring/protege, sharing our success, scholarships and career preparation workshops.
girl scouts - stem for her and girl scout council for the nation's capital (gscnc) partnered for a stemtastic all-day event to introduce girl scout cadettes to robotics. A panel of professional women representing the four stem fields answered questions from the girls about their education and career paths. Stem for her volunteers also used hands-on activities to demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and math are all critical to advancing robotics.
techbridge career exploration tour - as part of a budding alliance with techbridge d. C. , known for its after-school stem programs for underrepresented minority girls, the foundation sponsored three stem for her career exploration tours. The tours included several local stem institutions such as nasa, u. S. Department of energy and national oceanographic and atmospheric association (noaa). By providing an opportunity to participate in these highly experiential trips, which included hands-on activities, meetings with role models, information about stem careers and tours of the facilities, the girls were exposed to incredible stem-connected places in their own backyard, which they may not have otherwise had an opportunity to visit.
I have written grants for WITEF STEM For Her over the last few years for Girls In Technology programs in Virginia and most recently for Loudoun County funding for Sharing Our Success and Vex Robotics. We have been successful in receiving grants to continue the work to encourage passion in girls in grades 3-12 in STEM. We are grateful for their continued support. Thank you!