The Silicon Valley Education Foundation has named four organizations doing exceptional work to advance STEM education as recipients of its 6th annual STEM Innovation Awards. The awards are sponsored by leading Silicon Valley companies and honor top STEM education programs that inspire students and teachers and help students prepare for college-level learning and technology careers. Girl Scouts of Northern California is so excited to have been chosen for this honor!
In Girl Scouts, girls learn about STEM concepts and careers as they develop confidence in their abilities to solve problems with science and technology and learn how STEM professionals are making the world a better place. Girls learn to be team players, critical thinkers, engaged global citizens, problem solvers, and challenge seekers.
"These organizations represent the best and brightest organizations that bring learning and inspiration to students to explore STEM fields as future career choices," said Silicon Valley Education Foundation CEO Muhammed Chaudhry. "They are bringing this work to the forefront to address the critical need to alleviate our dire STEM workforce shortage."
The STEM Innovation Award winners were selected by a group of educated thought leaders who have demonstrated outstanding work in the STEM community. Each awardee will receive a $5,000 grant to reinvest in their programs. To learn more about Girl Scout STEM programs, check out our STEM page.