PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers Kick-Off Annual Student Engineering Challenge

Encouraging female students and professionals to pursue STEM education and opportunities is more important than ever. To help strengthen interest and participation in STEM fields, PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) have proudly kicked off their annual PepsiCo/SWE Student Engineering Challenge. Now in its fourth year, this competitive program encourages undergraduates to compete for scholarship prizes and a trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend SWE’s annual conference, WE18– the largest professional development and networking conference and career fair for women in engineering, taking place October 18-20. “Given that…

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The Time is Now for More Women in Science

As breakthroughs in cancer treatments are occurring at an ever increasing rate, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is shining a spotlight on the women in science who are helping to lead these advances.  Through its significant investment in cancer research – more than $1.2 billion since its founding nearly 70 years ago – LLS is committed to funding and recognizing female scientists, physicians, social workers and nurses, and encouraging young women to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and pursue careers in the sciences. As part…

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Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of ‘Black Panther’

In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).   The donation will help expand Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, supporting the high-tech skills that were a major theme in the plot of Black Panther and are essential in helping youth succeed. “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young…

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Girl Scouts Launch Campaign To Bring 2.5 Million Girls Into Stem Pipeline By 2025

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have announced a groundbreaking national initiative to reduce the gender gap in STEM fields by bringing millions of girls into the STEM pipeline over the next eight years. Building on GSUSA’s existing efforts, the Girl Scout STEM Pledge seeks to raise $70 million, impacting 2.5 million girls by 2025. GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo broke the news in front of thousands of business leaders during her keynote interview with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual gathering and the largest software conference in the…

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AT&T, TECHNOLOchicas and HACEMOS Promote Women in STEM

ATT has joined forces with the Latina STEM advocacy group TECHNOLOchicas and HACEMOS, ATT’s Hispanic employee resource group to host two special events this year. TECHNOLOchicas is part of NCWIT – National Center for Women & Information Technology. ATT spoke about their plans: “On Friday, October 20th we welcomed 45 Latina high school students at Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles, California for a day of learning, mentorship and fun. The program kicked off with remarks from Latina leaders working in STEM at AT&T. TECHNOLOchicas mentors worked with the students…

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