Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. PLTW's comprehensive curriculum is collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based courses engage students on multiple levels, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success.
Science Club for Girls (SCFG) strives to provide the very best in girls-specific programming, by connecting girls in K-12 grades, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science and engineering programs in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment. Our leadership program for teenage girls gives them the opportunity to be role models, teach young children science, learn life skills, conduct outreach, and explore careers in science and technology.
SciGirls is a weekly television series and educational outreach program for elementary and middle-school children based on proven best practices for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for girls. Launched in February 2011 and produced by Twin Cities Public Television, the episodes are broadcast on most PBS stations. SciGirls is designed to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers, in response to the low numbers of women in many scientific careers.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational and service organization that gives women the tools they need to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE provides an array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities that help make engineering a desirable career choice for women.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. The mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. They currently place teachers in 43 regions and 31 states across the country.
TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) is a grassroots employee driven program that recruits, mentors, and places high tech professionals who are passionate about digital literacy and computer science education into high school classes as part-time teachers in a team teaching model where the school district is unable to meet their students' Computer Science needs on its own.
TECH CORPS is committed to enhancing K-12 education through the effective use of technology by recruiting, placing and supporting volunteers and by developing partnerships between schools and the community. The company is dedicated to increasing girls' recruitment into the field of technology.
Techbridge helps other nonprofits leverage technology by solving critical initiatives, improving communications between funders and donors, and increasing operating efficiencies. One of their partners is NCWIT.
The BizWorld Foundation is a non-profit that inspires children to be innovative leaders through the teaching of business, entrepreneurship and finance. Through our programs, children develop the critical thinking, leadership and teamwork skills they need to reach their goals. When students reach their potential, so does society.
UC Davis K-14 Outreach Center for Computing and STEM Education
The mission of the UC Davis K-14 Outreach Center for Computing and STEM Education (CSTEM) is to improve computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (CSTEM) education in both formal and informal programs in K-14. The goal of the CSTEM Center is to broaden participation of students, especially female and underrepresented minorities, in computing and to develop students' computer-aided problem-solving skills to tackle real-world STEM problems. The CSTEM Center also studies how to streamline the curriculum on computing education in the context of STEM subjects in elementary, middle, and high schools, and first two years in colleges to increase student interest in pursuing computing and STEM related careers, and post-secondary study.