At S4G's Giving Tuesday Gala several women in STEM careers were in attendance supporting our organization and mission. The gala, a family friendly event, featured many women in STEM, from the volunteers ranging from high schoolers, college graduates, professionals, and retirees. Attendees of the gala were treated informative speeches about the minorities, specifically women in various STEM fields. The keynote speaker, Roxanne Hughes, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Integrating Research and Learning at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab), specifically, highlighted the difference in the number of men and women in STEM fields, and how that gap has grown in recent years. These women are role models for our girls and we thank them for sharing their knowledge and experience with us.
So far we have raised $1500 towards our year end fundraising goal. We are still $3,500 away from our goal. Interested donors can go to our Pay Pal or Donation page. Be sure to donate to the name STEMS4Girls with an S. Thank you!
Raffle is on. Date of drawing has been changed to March 29, 2019.
Discussions about partnering with HUD and the Boys & Girls Club of Big Bend (BGCBB) to have a Saturday After School Math & Science Tutorial and Enrichment program at one of their sites are still underway.
Requests for collaborative partnerships are still coming in which means the word about S4G is reaching lots of STEM focused organizations.
S4G hosted the Lights on Afterschool Science Fair for the children of the community. There were several science experiment tables as well as distinguished guest speakers. The Science Fair sparked curiosity and challenged young minds while reinforcing the importance of supporting afterschool programs.
An room filled with children, youth, college students, and professionals.
Pictured is Zaira Leo and Tishauna Wilson. Zaira was a Science Fair participant. Tishauna was our honorary guest speaker and is a leader and role model for our young women in tech. Tishauna is a third year Computer Science undergraduate student at Florida A&M University. At just 20-years-old, Wilson was recognized among a group of distinguished black women at the McDonald’s 365Black Awards for developing technology-based programs at Florida A&M University (FAMU).
Also a big thank you to:
Challenge Learning Center
FAMU 4-H and Youth Development
National Society of Black Engineers
TCC Lab Center
Big Bend Boys and Girls Club