Today’s economy and tomorrow’s wellbeing depend on innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Women make up half the workforce but continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields. Through STEM Goes Red, the American Heart Association is working to help build the pipeline for the future careers in STEM fields, The program draws from the Association’s strong legacy of science, education and discovery to help propel young women into rewarding STEM careers.
On Sept. 23, at our STEM Goes Red event, a group of over 150 students came together at University of Colorado Boulder for an interactive day and gained first-hand experience, connected with professionals at in all career stages, learned about jobs they never knew existed, and walked away feeling like a whole new world of STEM had been revealed—a world in which they can truly love what they do and make a tremendous impact.
At the event, students participated in three interactive sessions that were hosted by HDR, the University of Colorado Boulder and U.S. Engineering, where they learned about different STEM career options and used their problem-solving skills to tackle real life issues.
While our 2022 STEM Goes Red event has passed, but there are still ways to get involved and invest in the next generation of young women innovators.
We’re calling on all Colorado STEM professionals to consider making an impact on the next generation by becoming a STEM Goes Red mentor.
Through the Mentors with Heart program professionals at all stages of their career and across every aspect of STEM can make a meaningful impact in the lives of these promising students. As a STEM Goes Red mentor, professionals share their experience and insight, inspiring the next generation. Beyond investing in the students, Mentors with Heart raise dollars to support not only the AHA’s life-saving mission and work within STEM, but to help provide scholarships to STEM Goes Red students, further supporting their dreams.
And, kicking off in January 2023 is a brand-new program called STEM Goes Red: Inspiring Innovators. Inspiring Innovators will pair small groups of mentors and students together to work through solving a real-world problem over 8 weeks. At the end of the 8 weeks, students will present their solutions to a panel of experts in STEM fields who will provide feedback.
Are you interested in making a lasting impact by helping the brilliant young leaders of tomorrow uncover their potential? Email Kelli Anderson at [email protected] to find out how you can help pave the way for the future.