Engaging Young women in stem

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up a mere 13% of engineering related jobs in the United States. According to the Digest of Education Statistics, women make up 20% of graduates with engineering-related degrees. According to a study by the Harvard Business Review, women more often than men reported in a survey that they did not continue in engineering classes because they did not feel confident in their abilities. As educators we have to do a better job providing young women with access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math at an early age. 

The mission of the Propel Girl’s STEM Experience is to engage young women in STEM fields through mentorship, authentic project-based problem solving and sustained career path exploration from middle school through high school and into college.