"For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls." -- Sally Ride
STEM-ing Careers was founded to "inspire and network girls" in high school who are interested in pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or mathematical field by awarding financial assistance towards their collegiate education. The opportunity to learn more about various STEM fields is encouraged by providing connections to others in desired positions.
of the science and engineering workforce are female, yet women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce.
While women receive over half of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the biological sciences, they receive far fewer in the computer sciences (17.9%), engineering (19.3%), physical sciences (39%) and mathematics (43.1%).