WOMEN IN SCIENCE
Globally, women are significantly under-represented in leadership and remain professionally and economically out of balance with their male counterparts, especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics (STEAM).
This gender gap in STEAM begins as early as grade school, when cultural bias and lack of role models lead girls to feel deterred in pursuing these subjects. To counteract this, the U.S. Department of State, alongside private sector and non-governmental partners, created Women in Science (WiSci) a summer STEAM camp for high school girls from around the world. The camp focuses on empowering teenage girls to pursue education and careers in STEAM, fostering cross-cultural learning, and developing ideas that promote global social good through a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If you feel inspired
Please visit the WiSci website to learn about the upcoming opportunities that will be presented this 2018 season. WiSci 2018 will take place in Windhoek, Namibia. This year’s camp will offer a new chance to join the experience where WiSci partners will take teenaged girls on a global journey – joining together like-minded young women from across the planet at the WiSci Camp where they will be mentored. They’ll be nurtured, made stronger, and given skills both professionally and personally, to prepare them for their life's journey ahead. With determination, perseverance, and a drive for higher education, their hopes and dreams for a STEAM future... may become real.