At Future Engineers Camp, our goal has been to encourage inclusivity through all of our classes because we recognize the importance of fostering diversity. However, our team became aware of the lack of diversity in STEM globally and decided to take action as directly as possible: thus our WiSTEM (Women in STEM) program was born. We aim to fix this problem in three ways: providing big sister role models to younger girls, creating a comfortable space for girls in our program, and spreading awareness about the importance of diversity in STEM.
In December of 2017, Isha Chakraborty, one of our big sister role models, had the opportunity to take over the Women in Technology Snapchat, a company reaching over 20,000 people with their content daily. Being the only high-schooler ever invited to speak on this platform, she introduced Future Engineers Camp and our initiative to close the gender parity in tech. As a result of our efforts in SiSTEM, we propelled closer to closing the gender gap in our classes.
Last year, Future Engineers Camp was invited to present at Iridescent’s Technovation global pitch competition in San Francisco. At the event we spoke about the lack of diversity in STEM to an audience of over 5,000 people. But Future Engineers Camp isn’t stopping there: we’re currently working on several new initiatives to further engage girls to pursue STEM fields. Future Engineers refuses to settle on the status quo of gender inequality in STEM fields and fights to create an impact. Join our initiative to fight for gender parity in STEM!
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