Twenty-five upper school young women, known as STEMinists will benefit from a recent grant from Verizon to the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering. The STEMinists, an afterschool club, consists of the top female students in grades 9-12 with the highest cumulative GPAs in both math and science. The club aims to promote interest, build connections, and create a variety of experiences to provide these advanced students with more exposure and create science leaders within the school and community.
Participants will learn through hands-on experience, job shadowing, and field research trips to explore STEM careers in the world around them. In partnership with NOAA, URI College of Engineering, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, RI Hospital, and Matunuck Oyster Bar, this program will be supported in part by classroom instruction, a URI student, guest lectures from leading experts, parent/ guardians, and volunteers.
The grant, recently presented at Times 2 STEM Academy, will be shared among Paul Cuffee School, Times 2 STEM Academy, The MET, Central Falls, and Providence Public School District.