Science was her lifeline. Now she helps other girls discover It. The STEM summer camp that Sabina London began in high school has grown to serve 17 states.
Combining interests in mechanical engineering and political science, MIT senior Darya Guettler advocates for climate action and broader deployment of solar technologies.
What is #BlackinNeuro? Coming together to raise awareness for and representation of diversity programs on campus, while celebrating Black scholars holistically…Black neuroscientists discuss their hopes for the future and their wish for future Black neuroscientists to know they’re not alone. Their goal is to encourage people find support and mentors in an understanding community.
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SHPE supports STEM awareness, action, support, and professional development for Hispanic children, undergraduate and graduate students, and academic and industry professionals. The organization’s mission, per its website, is “A world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.” SHPE’s career center serves more than 36,000 members and is associated with 178 student and 54 professional chapters. SHPE offers generous scholarships: for the 2018-2019 year, SHPE awarded more than $340,000 in scholarships, an amount they plan on increasing.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community. With almost 90 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM is the largest chapter-based organization focused on LGBTQ+ people in STEM.
The National Society of Black Engineers is a non-profit that supports Black professionals, college (including graduate students) and pre-college (grades 3-12) students in engineering and technology fields. Founded in 1975 at Purdue University, NSBE comprises more than 500 chapters in six geographic regions. Members of NSBE can expect access to a network of diverse engineers and scientists, scholarships, job placements, access to career fairs, and more. Members of this organization go on to enjoy success in their fields; in 2018, a 12-year-old NBSE member graduated from college and is now pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable science and environmental planning.
Black Women in Science and Engineering was founded in 2015 with the purpose to support underrepresented women in bridging the leadership gap through networking, mentorship and career development.
NACME is the largest provider of scholarships to underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees at engineering schools. The organization partners with like-minded entities such as Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement, Princeton Review, National Academy Foundation, and more to provide resources and opportunities for these underrepresented groups. NACME also partners with more than 50 colleges and universities across the country, including Cornell University, New York University, University of California-San Diego, Texas A&M University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Scholarships have provided opportunities for students to partake in leadership positions at NASA, BlackBerry, Rolls-Royce, AT&T, and more.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1974, MAES is a nonprofit organization that seeks to bolster the number of Mexican Americans and other Hispanics in technical and scientific fields. It recognizes the importance of these fields for economic advancement and workforce development and MAES’s inclusive career center job board benefits both jobseekers and employers. Scholarships, honors recognition, mentorship opportunities, and STEM enrichment programs for kids are also available and MAES’s leadership team is volunteer-based, ensuring young people won’t feel intimidated to ask for guidance.
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) fosters alliances that lead to action and advocacy, crucial to the creation of lasting, impactful change. With AWIS, you amplify your voice on issues that impact science, society, and women in STEM across all disciplines and work sectors.
Inspired by other affinity groups such as SHPE and NSBE, SASE was formed in 2007 to fulfill a need for similar support and connections for all the pan Asian cultures, per their website. Members of SASE’s professional network benefit from professional and leadership development on topics such as moving from middle to upper management, and networking opportunities. Students can attend a host of professional development events where they can build soft skills and attend conferences and panels. In addition to being a professional resource, SASE also places high importance on cultural diversity, holding cultural celebrations and providing diversity training for corporations.
With a membership of 4,600 members that’s rapidly expanding, AISES is affiliated with 189 chartered college and university chapters, 15 professional chapters, and 158 K-12 schools that support students in STEM. AISES has awarded over $11 million in academic scholarships to American Indian students pursuing STEM fields. Additionally, AISES’s Council of Elders, composed of American Indian professionals from different nations, tribes, and bands across the United States, offers wisdom and advice to the next generation of AISES students.
SACNAS’s goal is to advance the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in securing advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM fields. It comprises 150 chapters nationwide and interested members may even submit an application to start their own chapter. Members have gone on to leadership positions in prominent science organizations, such as Dr. Luis Echegoyen who was recently named president-elect of American Chemical Society.