MIT’s THINK Scholars Program is an educational outreach initiative run by undergraduates that supports and funds STEM projects developed by high school students. Six finalists are chosen to visit the campus, with three selected to receive up to $1,000 in seed money to complete their projects. Deadline for submitting proposals is January 1, 2016.
Million Women Mentors (MWM), a collaborative initiative launched for National Mentoring Month in January, aims to raise interest – and participation in stem by matching 1 million female engineers, scientists, and other successful STEM professionals with women and girls aspiring to pursue STEM degrees and careers.
Girls may excel at science and math, but the percentage of female STEM academics and professionals remains stubbornly low. Greenwich Academy in Connecticut hopes to close that gender gap by harnessing the power of social media to connect young women from member schools with alumnae who can serve as mentors and role models.