Getting young women interested in STEM

Here is a November 24th article from Rutland Herald about the STEM Equity Pipeline program in Vermont: Vermont career centers push for more young women in STEM.

In the latest effort to close the gap, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity — a National Science Foundation-funded program — chose Vermont to participate in the STEM Equity Pipeline, which will “develop strategies to increase female student participation and completion in STEM,” according to a statement.

The two-year project establishes a Career Technical Education workgroup, made up of public- and private-sector leaders from across the state. Team members include participants from the Vermont Agency of Education, the Vermont Department of Labor, the state’s Commission on Women, the Community College of Vermont, Stafford Technical Center, and Burton Snowboards, among others.

Note: You many need to have an online subscription to the Rutland Herald to view above article link.

Here is the website for nation program of STEM Equity Pipeline.

Here is the contact information for Vermont’s STEM Equity Pipeline program.

On a related note, I participated in this year’s VT Hackathon on October 11-12 in Winooski, with two other friends (we are all alumni from Marlboro Grad Center in Brattleboro, MSIE 2007).  One of the featured orgs at this year’s VT Hackathon was Girl Develop IT, which has a Burlington, VT chapter.

If there any female tech geeks out there, please consider attending the Brainstorm meeting for Rutland Tech Club at the Rutland Free Library, Fox Room, January 11, 2014, from 1-3 PM.

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