Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative
Launched by Columbia University's School of Professional Studies with support from corporate partners and community organizations, the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative addresses the persistent gender gap across science, technology, engineering and math fields. It prepares students from underrepresented populations to enter college and the workplace with increased confidence and capability. The initiative completed its second year in four cities across the United States.
Engage girls and boys from underrepresented populations through hands-on instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while developing their leadership and communications skills. The initiative will continue to engage and support participating students with mentoring, special events, and resources as they prepare for college and beyond. We will be conducting research to measure the efficacy of the program, understand how to scale up our efforts, and provide a road map for others to replicate our success. This program is open to qualified high school girls and boys.