Girlstart, a non-profit dedicated to increasing girls’ interest and engagement in STEM, recently held its 9th Annual Game Changers Luncheon.
During the event, MilliporeSigma was named the 2018 STEM Champion for its support of Girlstart and its national expansion into Houston, Boston and St. Louis through the availability of summer camps and after-school programs. MilliporeSigma employees helped shape the program topics and lessons.
11th Annual Week of Employee Volunteerism Prioritizes Community Resilience
PRINCETON, N.J., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ — For the 11th consecutive year, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) employees took to the communities where they live and work to volunteer in the name of “positiveNRG week,” the company’s annual week of volunteering. This year’s efforts resulted in nearly 1,000 NRG employees across 16 states volunteering nearly 5,000 hours to 71 charities and nonprofits.
March 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Girlstart, the non-profit organization dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for girls, recently announced an expansion of its partnership with MilliporeSigma in 2018. Thanks to MilliporeSigma’s support, Girlstart will bring its innovative after-school programs and summer camps to the Houston, Boston, and St. Louis metro areas—inspiring girls to pursue STEM education and careers in STEM fields.
New and expanded partnerships accelerate scientific research, science education
BURLINGTON, Mass., February 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Building on its commitment to accelerate scientific research and science education, MilliporeSigma today announced nine new or expanded partnerships with leading nonprofit organizations across the world. These long-term, multi-dimensional partnerships are designed to spark scientific curiosity and passion — paving the road for innovative breakthroughs with demonstrated impact and measurable outcomes.
The push for young minds to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers is more prevalent now than ever before. While more and more educators and organizations are acknowledging this need, it is just as important to address the existing gender gap in STEM. According to the National Science Foundation, women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce.
Be brave, creative, and curious: that’s what we say at Girlstart every day. We hope to inspire girls to make this their personal goal, because we believe that these three traits are vital to nurturing tomorrow’s STEM workforce. Everything that we do is designed to foster interest and excitement in STEM studies, majors, and careers. MilliporeSigma—a long-time partner and supporter of our programs—demonstrates this same belief through its science education efforts, aimed at inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists.
HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Girls in elementary schools in Houston’s Alief Independent School District (ISD) will now have more opportunities to access afterschool programming that will expand their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and career opportunities, thanks to a new partnership between CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the nonprofit organization Girlstart, which is part of the CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline initiative. CITGO is providing support for programming for elementary school girls in the Alief ISD to boost their interest in STEM careers.
AUSTIN, May 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In order to help Girlstart in its mission to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM, Sigma-Aldrich today announced it is awarding Girlstart a $35,000 grant to support Girlstart’s innovative, nationally-recognized, informal STEM education programs.