STEMACA (STEM Academy for All) is an non-profit organization that works to close the gender gap in STEM. Our mission is to create opportunities for girls so they get interested in STEM fields which will encourage them to pursue STEM careers.
Every organization has a beginning. When members of our team participated in robotics and technology competitions as students, there was a huge gender imbalance, with boys far outnumbering the girls. This motivated them to research the cause of the imbalance.
We discovered that most girls are not introduced to technical fields at a young age, as boys are, and that technical classes filled mostly with boys make girls feel they don’t belong. So, we decided to create an organization that would make the exciting field of technology available to girls, and to inform them about the many career opportunities available in STEM fields.
We have reached hundreds of girls with our workshops in the greater Seattle area, and are seeing a lot of enthusiasm and positive influence on young minds. We also extended our efforts to different schools and organizations in various cities across multiple countries to bring STEM opportunities not only girls, but all students in underserved areas.