The founders of Latinas in STEM are first generation American women who have been the first in their family to attend college. We are also MIT graduates with careers in industry and a long track record of community service.
We know first-hand that there are barriers to entry for women in STEM fields. Those barriers are compounded for Latinas due to a lack of role models, lagging outreach and overall limited parental awareness. We are a force from the community for the community to inspire and empower parents and K-12 students to pursue STEM fields, and to help college students and professionals thrive in their careers.
Founded at Purdue University, the Ameliators Program continues the trailblazing legacy of Amelia Earhart by connecting high school students to meaningful STEM-based community service projects. Available nationwide, girls in this free, online program will meet weekly to learn the Purdue EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) design process from college mentors to solve real-life problems in their local communities over the course of an academic year.
The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
A tuition-free course for interpreters, informal educators, and science communicators interested in creating and nurturing regional communities of practice focused on improving climate science communication.
NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an effort to better understand these threatened ecosystems.
During the past several years, researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley have developed new instruments that can look below the ocean surface in more detail than ever before. Using techniques originally developed to look at stars, these "fluid-lensing" cameras use complex calculations to undo the optical distortions created by the water over coral reefs.
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Girls Who Code are an international nonprofit seeking to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.