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Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

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. 

  • Bennett Brown, Anne Jones

Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX)

ROX is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is focused on the health, safety, education, and empowerment of girls. Our mission is to equip girls with the knowledge and skills needed to live healthy, independent, productive, and violence-free lives. We do this by delivering a 20-week evidence-based empowerment program for adolescent girls that focuses on team-building, healthy friendships and relationships, effective communication, dating and sexual violence prevention, body image, confidence and self-esteem, stress and coping, academic and career development, and leadership.

  • Lisa Hinkelman, Ph.D.
Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls

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. 

  • Kate Pickle
SciGirls

SciGirls

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.

  • Sarah Carter, Rita Karl

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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.

  • Betty Shanahan, Randy Freedman

Southern Regional Education Board

The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislators to help leaders in education and government advance education to improve the social and economic life of the region. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Gene Bottoms

Student Research Foundation

The Student Research Foundation offers a robust clearinghouse of student-focused research to share with students, educators, parents, and other caring adults. Our goal is to offer the strongest and most relevant information about career, academic, and life pathways for students. We are privileged to share the work of the Student Research Foundation, and of other organizations whose missions align, for the benefit of students and the adults supporting them.

  • Dr. Michael Conn
Teach For America

Teach For America

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.

  • Cullen WHite

Teaching & Learning Collaborative

Teaching & Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a non-profit organization that provides innovative high quality professional development for PreK-12 teachers in mathematics, science, and technology.  Over the last two years, TLC has partnered with Tech Corps on a Computer Science/Computational Thinking professional development initiative  for Grades 3-4 math and science teachers across Ohio.

  • Renee Snyder

TEALS

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. 
  • Kevin Wang, Nathaniel Granor

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