YOUNG WOMEN & GIRLS MENTORED
First Global 2020
July - October
The Junior Academy is a passionate community of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and industry leaders from around the world. Junior Academy members are elite students and mentors who are dedicated to designing innovative solutions to society’s greatest challenges!
Each year, the New York Academy of Sciences selects 1,000 of the worlds brightest high school students (ages 13-17) to become part of The Junior Academy, joining a dynamic global network of like-minded peers and mentors. Students work together on Launchpad, the Academy’s unique, online platform.
The Queen bee is the leader of the bee colony, and at STEMbees, we are empowering Ghanaian girls to break barriers and overcome challenges to follow their passion and lead the future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
“ If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. ”
WHAT WE DO
STEM 1.0 involves Advocacy and Communication programs to create awareness and garner interest in STEM fields. The program focuses on early introduction and exposure to the different career opportunities in STEM in addition to interactive computer science workshops to educate and empower them.
STEM 2.0 is our Programmatic efforts designed to develop these girls in STEM to build STEM careers. It is structured to close the gap between the often binary worlds of “school” and “work”. Modules include introduction to Robotics, 3D Technology and Printing, Electronics, Cyber-Security and LEGO Education.