Changing the Game for Girls in STEM with Chevron and Techbridge
A white paper from the nationally-recognized STEM education provider Techbridge calls for a more sophisticated approach to engaging girls in STEM. Across the U.S., girls are growing up in cities and regions bustling with innovation, yet many do not consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) due to lack of encouragement and opportunity. Meanwhile, STEM jobs are growing at an unprecedented rate, and companies are scrambling to build diversity in their workforce. Closing the opportunity gap for girls, especially for girls of color, will open up a tremendous untapped pool of talent.
Techbridge, a California-based nonprofit providing afterschool and summer STEM programming for girls since 2000, has served 66,000 youth since its inception. Evaluations have shown that girls who participate in Techbridge graduate high school at higher rates, earn higher GPAs, score better on state STEM exams, and are twice as likely as the national average to choose STEM majors in college. The report released in April of 2016, entitled Changing the Game for Girls in STEM: Findings on High Impact Programs and System Building Strategies was supported by Chevron.
This webinar will provide key findings from the white paper with an opportunity for participant discussion.
Presenters are: Nikole Collins-Puri, Techbridge CEO/Executive Director and Blair Blackwell, Manager, Education and Corporate Programs at Chevron.