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Boston University's Learning Resource Network (LERNet)

The Learning Resource Network (LERNet) is a center in the Boston University College of Arts & Sciences that collaborates with faculty in all departments to offer a wide range of STEM programs for K-12 students and professional development opportunities for teachers.  LERNet has organized dozens of programs, including Summer Pathways, a weeklong residential program for high school girls interested in STEM, and The Artemis Project, a five-week summer program for rising 9th grade girls focused on computing. LERNet has administered several large NSF grants, including three NSF GK12 programs which together have partnered over 100 graduate students with K-12 teachers in science classrooms around Boston, and an RET (Research Experiences for Teachers) that has engaged local teachers as researchers in BU engineering labs for six weeks during the summer. LERNet is a founding member of the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative, whose members are institutions in the Boston Area committed to advocating STEM for girls.  The group works collaboratively to develop programs and share resources. The Collaborative’s combined reach extends throughout Boston area and into parte of NE. The Collaborative hosts S.E.T. in the City, a daylong, multi-venue program for high school girls, and Tech Savvy, a week-long summer program for middle school girls focused on Technology, Engineering and Computing.

  • Cynthia Brossman
Bowie State University

Bowie State University

Established in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest historically black institution (HBI) of higher education in the state of Maryland. Also, it is one of the oldest HBIs in the nation. Currently, Bowie State University serves a diverse student population, providing educational opportunities that will enable students to function in a highly technological and interdependent world. The University continues to honor its heritage of providing access to higher education for under-represented populations, with a continuing commitment to African Americans. VISION: Bowie State University will be an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. MISSION STATEMENT: Bowie State University, through the effective and efficient management of its resources, provides high-quality and affordable educational opportunities at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels for a diverse student population of Maryland citizens and the global community.

  • Quincy Brown
Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top 100 public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world. Campus: 1,338 acre residential campus with park-like setting and 119 buildings including the new Stroh Center, The Wolfe Center for the Arts, Centennial Residence Hall, Falcon Heights Residence Hall, The Oaks Dining Center and Carillon Place Dining Center. Ethnic and racial minority students made up 22 percent of the entering fall 2011 class – the highest in University's history.

  • Rachelle Kristoff Hippler

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  A Boys & Girls Club provides: a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences and hope and opportunity.

  • Danielle Johnson

Brigham Young University – Provo

The mission of Brigham Young University--founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued.

All instruction, programs, and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenge and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.

Broadridge

Broadridge is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven-solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, and corporations globally. Our systems and services include investor communication solutions, securities processing and operations. In short, we provide the infrastructure that helps the financial services industry operate. With 50 years of experience, we provide financial services firms with advanced, dependable, scalable and cost-effective integrated services to help run their businesses.

  • Susan Mindham

Brocade

Brocade provides innovative network solutions that help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information can reside anywhere. These solutions deliver the unique capabilities for a more flexible IT infrastructure with unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, application optimization, and investment protection.

  • Renata Colitti O'Day

Brocade Women in Networking

Founded in 1995, Brocade is an industry leader in providing reliable, high-performance network solutions that help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has approximately 4000 employees worldwide and serves a wide range of industries and customers in more than 160 countries. 

  • Laura Howland, Anna Lewenthal
Brown University

Brown University

Brown University held its first Women in Computer Science (WiCS) meeting in 2008. This organization within the university is dedicated to helping women in the computer science field by inviting WiCS alumni to share their experiences and advice about making a good impression in interviews and finding jobs that fit women's computer science interests. Some of the program's main goals include building a strong network of women within incoming classes and providing mentors for young female students. Brown University's department of computer science focuses on developing and innovating information technology research. It is currently rated as one of the nation's leading computer science programs by the National Research Council.

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College actively supports women in computer science, providing information about jobs available for women and by encouraging a more "female-friendly" work environment. This college promotes the idea that students can combine computer science with multiple disciplines that will give them an advantage over other students in the future. Bryn Mawr College has hosted a variety of speakers dedicated to promoting women in technology, and the university is concerned with images of computing and how they relate to women. Bryn Mawr has held forums for discussing women's historical role in the technological revolution. The Computer Science Program at Bryn Mawr College strives to facilitate evolving interdisciplinary majors. Its advisors strongly encourage students to pursue computer science minors in addition to a concentration in other fields.

  • Douglas Blank, Deepak Kumar

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