We are excited to announce the recipients of our fall grants. Your donations enable us to support these and other quality programs that are closing the gender gap in STEM.
- Girls attending Design Connect Create (DCC) summer physics camps will extend their STEM learning year round with the opportunity to attend monthly “Saturday Study Sessions” during the 2015-2016 school year.
- Female STEM Scholars at the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) STEM Institute will become peer mentors and tutors to high school girls during the DCC Saturday Study Sessions. DCCCD STEM Institute serves students from underrepresented populations, including 36% female, 77% minority and 41% first-generation college students. Most of them go on to graduate with a STEM degree.
- Girls attending the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School will be able to participate in a First Tech robotics club, established through our grant to the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. Irma Rangel emphasizes mathematics, science and technology in a rigorous academic environment. More than 75% of its students are from economically disadvantaged homes and 85% will be first-generation college students.
We carefully select programs to receive grants based on their ability to deliver on specific criteria, including: preparing girls academically for successful college study in STEM fields; fostering girls’ interest, confidence and persistence in STEM studies and fields; and producing measurable results that show a positive impact on closing the gender gap.