Funded by the National Science Foundation, a coalition of corporate, educational and nonprofit organizations are helping to promote STEM careers in girls. Currently, women are only receiving 20% of bachelor degrees in STEM majors compared to men. With a growing demand for workers with security clearances, defense contracting companies believe women can help fill that void.

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme engineers provided a forum for college and high school students with an interest in pursuing STEM studies and careers. Students met with professionals from government and industry for an evening of workshops, demonstrations, networking, panel discussions, and keynote speakers.

This 5 minute video explains the changes that are necessary in how math and science is taught, and how engineering can make science and math come alive.

Even in 1994 they were Lifting the Barriers. This paper discusses 600 developed strategies to promote STEM with girls.

View the American Society of Civil Engineer’s video which brings the need for STEM skills to life.

Do you like building stuff? How about bridges? The West Point Bridge Design Contest Starts TODAY! Build your best bridge and you could win a $10,000 scholarship.

This is an excellent video that highlights what engineers do, and why being an engineer is cool.

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge Summit is “bringing together hundreds of leading scientists and engineers, educators, policy leaders, innovators and forward-thinking corporate executives to address society’s most pressing problems.”